XMS Manager

  turnip 60 21:29 06 Mar 04
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I have aquired an old Acer computer and I have been 'messing'around with to see if I could get it working.
I have managed to access DOS so I was able to see what was on the hard disk using DIR command.
I can see that windows is loaded on the HD but when I try to access it I get a message saying I 'require an XMS Manager'.Can someone please explain what that is in laymans terms and perhaps where I can obtain it.
thanks

  LastChip 22:55 06 Mar 04

Xtended Memory Manager.

It's an old DOS memory manager that allows more memory to be accessed than DOS was originally designed to accept.

  turnip 60 01:16 07 Mar 04

Thank you Last chip. thats the first time i have come across XMS it sounds a bit like me ,a thing of the past
many thanks

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