MemMaker Damages Related Files with Incorrect Path (98405)

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

This article was previously published under Q98405


If your PATH environment variable is set to PATH=\DOS when you run MemMaker, the following files are truncated:


These files may be truncated to 8192, 4096 or zero bytes.

In addition, you may receive one of the following errors:
    "Sector not found" error message overlaying the blue MemMaker screen


    "Bad or missing error in CONFIG.SYS line n" error message


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS MemMaker version 6.00. This problem was corrected in later versions.


To work around this problem, do the following:

    Set the path to PATH=C:\DOS.
    Expand CHKSTATE.SY_, EMM386.EXE, HIMEM.SY_, MEMMAKER.HL_, MEMMAKER.EXE, and SIZER.EX_ from the original MS-DOS 6.0 disks. For example, to expand the CHKSTATE.SY_ file, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER:

    C:\dos\expand a:\chkstate.sy_ c:\dos\chkstate.sys

                                         File Location
       Filename                1.44 MB     1.2 MB      720K       360K
       CHKSTATE.SY_             Disk 3     Disk 3     Disk 3     Disk  6
       EMM386.EX_               Disk 3     Disk 4     Disk 5     Disk 10
       HIMEM.SY_                Disk 1     Disk 2     Disk 3     Disk  5
       MEMMAKER.EXE             Disk 3     Disk 4     Disk 3     Disk  6
       MEMMAKER.HL_             Disk 3     Disk 3     Disk 3     Disk  6
       SIZER.EX_                Disk 3     Disk 4     Disk 3     Disk  6

    Rerun MemMaker.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB98405