To load MS-DOS and buffers into the HMA, you must have an 80286, 80386, or
80486 microprocessor and extended memory. Your CONFIG.SYS file should
include the following statements:
The buffers= statement in the above example is set to the maximum number of
buffers that can usually be loaded into the HMA. Buffers= can be set to any
value between 1 and 99.
The amount of conventional memory being used for the disk buffers can be
determined using the MEM /P[rogram] or MEM /D[ebug] commands. If the size
value for buffers is 200 hexadecimal, the buffers are loaded into the HMA.
Note: One buffer is always loaded into conventional memory; therefore, the
number of buffers actually loaded into the HMA is one fewer than the number
of buffers specified.
For more information loading buffers in the HMA, query on the following
words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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