First post, by MXDash
So recently there appeared this mysterious 65MB ram limit issue in my Windows 98. Not 64MB. 65MB! A very strange number indeed. I Did some experimenting with different sticks of ram (256, 512, 1024MB) but it always says 65MB. But I thought long and hard about it. I tried to retrace my steps and I came to this realization:
memmaker capped my ram! And I am 100% certain because memmaker does set 65MB as the default for upper memory. I was experimenting with it while in dos because some old dos games needed some changes to the way memory is handled in order to run. But now I don't need it anymore because I recently got myself an original 486DX machine for playing those types of games. But I cannot reverse what memmaker has done to my Windows 98 machine. and I really don't want to have to reinstall it. I tried to reverse what I did but with no luck.
I do remember in the past when win98 would boot: you would see the win98 splash screen, and then it would show a black screen and a dos cursor blinking, and then it would take you into windows itself. But now instead of just a blinking dos cursor, I now see a dos program lauching called HIMEM. This is probably the catalyst because if I boot in safe mode it bypasses this and then windows can read ALL my ram.
Tell me what I should do