October 7th, 2001, 03:58 AM
at shutdown error msg > DOS / 16m error: cannot allocate transfer buffer
when I shut my pc(Win98SE) down I get the following error message:
"DOS / 16m error: cannot allocate transfer buffer, press any key to continue."
When I strike any key on the keyboard the pc shuts off fine, does anyone know a fix for this?
October 7th, 2001, 06:46 AM
Dos error 13, was, still is a disk full error, you usually get this a bit more obviously, but this sounds like a commit error. Some old 16 bit app not finnishing correctly. Try searching this site for shutdown errors. If you have a 66+ MHZ IDE controller microsoft have a fix, which just makes everything wait 2 seconds til it catches up. As usual though one fix won't cure all.
October 7th, 2001, 10:03 AM
Maybe check that nothing is being loaded in CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT? Like maybe a real mode CD-ROM driver that does caching, or even SMARTDRV...
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[This message has been edited by GJFowler (edited October 07, 2001).]