system memory allocation failed

  binabik 16:21 29 Jan 04
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please help

When starting computer i get the following message just after the splash screen of windows 98

While initializing Device IOS:
ERROR: Real Mode System Memory Allocation Failed

can start in safe mode but haven't a clue what to do

  VoG II 16:30 29 Jan 04

Start in Safe Mode Command Prompt Only

at the C:> prompt, type

SCANREG /RESTORE

and press Enter.

  binabik 16:44 29 Jan 04

thanks VoG. What does it all mean and what went wrong ( if you've got the time )

  VoG II 16:47 29 Jan 04

Something screwed-up in the registry (who knows how, these things happen). That command restores it to a working state. Did it fix the problem?

  binabik 16:52 29 Jan 04

problem fixed.
cheers !

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