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Missing or corrupted file C:\windows\himem.sys

I have a laptop on which I run 98 and when I start it the logo appears and then after a while it says the following file is missing or corrupted:C:windowshimem.sys.How do I fix this missing or corrupted file?

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This file is part of a batch file used in the boot up process of win 98 and Me. You can can search for a copy of the file in your pc by starting in DOS mode. To do this press F8 before the pc boots and select start in dos prompt. When you at the c:\prompt type in.... type sys.ini then press enter, see if himem.sys is part of the displayed text.Failing this do this:

To determine this, boot from a known good bootable floppy diskette. If you are able to successfully boot from a bootable diskette, it is likely the copy of the himem.sys on the hard disk drive is corrupt or missing or not setup properly in the config.sys.

If you are running Windows 95, Windows 98, type:
copy himem.sys c:\windows <press enter>
If when typing any of the above commands you receive a prompt that the file already exists, ensure to overwrite it.
Reboot the computer; if the issue continues to occur, verify that the config.sys is properly setup. The line himem.sys should read:
DEVICE=C:\Windows\HIMEM.SYS
or
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS

hope this helps?
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If you are running Windows 95, Windows 98, type:
copy himem.sys c:\windows <press enter>
If when typing any of the above commands you receive a prompt that the file already exists, ensure to overwrite it.
Reboot the computer; if the issue continues to occur, verify that the config.sys is properly setup. The line himem.sys should read:
DEVICE=C:\Windows\HIMEM.SYS
or
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
Additional information and examples of the config.sys can be found on our autoexec.bat / config.sys page.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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