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Startup Problem

Startup Problem

Startup Problem

A problem has just appeared my Windows 98 wont start. I receive a message saying “The configuration specified in your Config.sys file is too large for memory, remove some drivers and then try again”. When I remove the Config.sys file completely (it didn’t have any drives listed anyway) the problem remains.
By trial and error I have found that by removing the following file the system seems to run as before:
DBLBUFF.SYS file size: 171,347,845 date: 12/01/59
Yes 1959!
Do I need this file and if so how do I fix the problem? Is this file corrupted as the weird date seems to suggest and if so how do I reinstall it?
I have a Pentium II 450 with 128MB of memory.
Any advise will be greatly appreciated.

RE: Startup Problem

I would have to say that there is something seriously wrong with that file. It is possible that it could be infected with a virus. I would run a virus scanner and see what it comes up with. Also insure that that file is checked.

Chris DeLima

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