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Using MemMaker with MS-DOS Multiple Configuration Menus

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


You can use MemMaker with multiple configurations, but doing so requires that you create separate configuration files to run MemMaker. The "MS-DOS User's Guide" for version 6.0 and 6.2 explains this procedure in detail in Chapter 6 (pages 151 to 154).

This article explains why these separate configuration files are necessary.


MemMaker removes all references to memory managers, the FILES= statement, the BUFFERS= statement, and the DOS= statement. It then adds the following statements at the top of the CONFIG.SYS file:

   DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE <settings>
   [Everything else remains in the same order] 
NOTE: The <setting> and <settings> are determined by MemMaker for your specific installation and configuration.

Because of this design, MemMaker cannot work with configuration files containing Multi-Config sections that reference multiple memory managers or have different memory configurations.

MemMaker also uses a program called SIZER.EXE to determine memory requirements for device drivers and terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) programs. MemMaker analyzes the contents of the entire CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files (regardless of Multi-Config headings) to calculate the optimum memory configuration for your system. Because the files are viewed as a single unit, each individual configuration will not be optimized after you run MemMaker.

Additional query words: 6.22 6.00 6.20 MULTICONFIG

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Last Reviewed: November 16, 1999
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Article ID: Q94891

Last Reviewed:
November 16, 1999

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