QRAM 1.01 LOADHI FILES +M Command Fails Under DOS 5.0 (72723)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q72723


Running Quarterdeck's QRAM version 1.01 LOADHI FILES +M command in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file under Microsoft MS-DOS version 5.0 will hang your machine. Having this command in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file will also cause QRAM's optimize program to go into an endless loop, displaying the message "optimize signature" on the screen. This is a problem in QRAM's FILES.COM program that Quarterdeck is aware of and currently researching.

Until a new version of QRAM is released, the only workarounds are to not use the LOADHI FILES +M command or to use the FILES.COM program from QRAM version 1.0.


QRAM is a product manufactured by Quarterdeck to provide upper memory support on 80286-based machines that use Chips and Technologies NEAT chip set. QRAM version 1.01 is required to run Manifest with MS-DOS 5.0.

The products included here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these product's performance or reliability.

This information applies to MS-DOS version 5.0.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB72723