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You may not be able to start Windows 95 in Safe mode if your computerrequires a machine-switch parameter on the Himem.sys line in the Config.sysfile in order to boot.
When you start Windows 95 in Safe mode, the Config.sys file is notprocessed. Therefore, the Himem.sys line, and any parameter on the line, isnot processed.
To process the Himem.sys line when you start Windows 95 in Safe mode,follow these steps:
Restart your computer. When you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, press the F8 key, and then choose Step-by-Step Confirmation from the Startup menu.
Press Y when you are prompted to load the DoubleSpace driver, press N when you are prompted to process the system registry, press Y when you are prompted to process the startup device drivers, and then press Y when you are prompted to process Himem.sys, Ifshlp.sys, and Setver.exe.
Press N when you are prompted to process the startup command file (Autoexec.bat) and when you are prompted to load the Windows graphical user interface.
At the command prompt, type win /d:m to start Windows 95 in Safe mode.
The following line is an example of a Himem.sys line with a machine-switchparameter: