EMM386 May Hang System with Certain Network Cards (98741)

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 Q98741


EMM386.EXE version 4.45, which ships with MS-DOS 6.0, EMM386.EXE version 4.48, which ships with MS-DOS 6.2 and 6.21, and EMM386.EXE version 4.49, which ships with MS-DOS 6.22 may cause your system to stop responding (hang) with certain network cards installed.


This problem occurs when EMM386.EXE scans the adapter segment and detects a token-ring network card.


To correct this problem, add the NOTR parameter to the EMM386.EXE line in your CONFIG.SYS file.


This problem is known to occur with the following cards:
   Proteon 1390 Token Ring Card
   Proteon 1392 Token Ring Card
NOTE: The NOTR parameter is not documented in the "Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide" for versions 6.0 and 6.2; however, it does appear in the "MS-DOS 6 Technical Reference."

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB98741