PC Shell Requires LOADFIX with MS-DOS in the HMA (76523)

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

This article was previously published under Q76523


PC Tools PC Shell version 6.0 from Central Point Software may hang if MS-DOS is loaded into the high memory area (HMA). The conflict occurs when PC Shell verifies that all of DOS is loaded into conventional memory.


The LOADFIX.COM file will resolve this conflict and should be used to launch PC Shell when DOS is loaded into the HMA. To execute PC Shell with LOADFIX, execute the following command from a DOS prompt:

loadfix pcshell

LOADFIX.COM is located in the DOS directory. It can also be found on the Supplemental working disk, which is created with a setup to floppies (SETUP /F).

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Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB76523