This article covers two situations that result in the following error
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
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.