MemMaker Damages Related Files with Incorrect Path

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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:

  1. Set the path to PATH=C:\DOS.
  2. 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
  3. Rerun MemMaker.


Article ID: 98405 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
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