Memory Allocation Error During MS-DOS Share Access

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When you are running the Microsoft Workgroup Add-on for MS-DOS client with MS-DOS 6.22, you may receive the following error message if you run an MS-DOS command while a local share on your computer is being access over the network:
Program too big to fit in memory. Memory Allocation Error. Cannot load COMMAND.COM, System Halted.


This behavior can occur if you are using a a 3Com EtherLink III (3C509B) network adapter with the driver included with Workgroup Add-On for MS-DOS. Other network adapter and driver combinations do not exhibit this behavior.


To work around this issue, try using a different network adapter and driver.


Article ID: 187882 - Last Review: June 24, 2004 - Revision: 2.0
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Workgroup Add-On for MS-DOS 3.11
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