Err Msg: You Started MemMaker with the /SESSION Switch... (98179)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q98179


This article covers two situations that result in the following error message:

You started MemMaker with the /SESSION switch. This is an incorrect use of this switch, which is for MemMaker's use during optimization an is not intended to be typed at the command prompt.
These situations are described in the following sections:
    MemMaker Is Run Without an AUTOEXEC.BAT File
    Documentation Error in "Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 User's Guide"


MemMaker Is Run Without an AUTOEXEC.BAT File

If you run MemMaker without an AUTOEXEC.BAT file in the root of your boot drive, MemMaker creates an AUTOEXEC.BAT file with a single line, similar to the following:
MemMaker uses this line to restart itself when performing reboots during memory optimization. After MemMaker finishes, it does not remove this line. When you later restart your computer, the above error message is displayed. You are then given the option to Restore Files or Cancel; choosing either option brings you to the MS-DOS command prompt. To avoid receiving this error message every time you start your computer, remove the MEMMAKER.EXE line from your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

Documentation Error in "Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide"

On page 160 of the "Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide" for version 6.0 and 6.2, the procedure titled "To free enough conventional memory to run MemMaker" includes an error in step 4. You are instructed to bypass all but the following commands in the CONFIG.SYS file:
If you bypass the command line loading CHKSTATE.SYS, the error message is displayed and the procedure fails. To make this procedure work correctly, make sure you do not bypass CHKSTATE.SYS.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB98179