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Ben Humphrey
Posted on Monday, March 5, 2001 - 7:37 am:   

I have assembled my own computer and have experience with some tweaks and curves. When my friend asked me for some help with his computer which had successfully operated Windows 98 for 18 months, I said "UH OK." Here is the lowdown. He has made no upgrades or software installations to cause this error. Windows crashed and upon restarting went through scandisk. As windows tries to start up it eventually displays the following error "EMM386 HAS DETECTED ERROR #e7 IN AN APPLICATION AT MEMORY ADDRESS 72FE:E125. TO MINIMIZE THE CHANCE OF DATA LOSS, EMM386 HAS HALTED YOUR COMPUTER."
From what I have been able to determine from links on this site... it is most likely a ram card gone bad? Or possibly the mother board? ANYONE who could lend some knowledge to this would be given a heart-felt e-hand shake.
Posted on Monday, March 5, 2001 - 7:25 pm:   

emm386 is the dos expanded memory manager. and is not needed in windows.
it is loaded in config.sys, which is not
needed either. io.sys takes over all the functions of config.sys.

from dos you can comment out the line in config.sys by using a text editor.
Katy R (Catsidea)
Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2001 - 2:50 am:   

When you remove it, I advise that you just REM it out, not delete it, as you may need that command later for an older DOS application that your friend may wish to install (a game maybe. Either that or create a congig.sav file, to keep a copy of the original file.

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