high memory area. In an IBM-compatible compter, the first 64K of extended memory above the 1 MB limit of 8086 and 8088 addresses. Programs that conform to the extended memory specification can use this memory as an extension of conventional memory although only one program can use or control HMA at a time; DOS, Microsoft Windows, or an application. If you load DOS into the HMA, you can recover approximately 50K of conventional memory for use by your applications.
high memory area. The 64K of memory between 1024K and 1088K. You can use memory managers to load programs into the HMA. Only one program at a time can use the HMA. See also conventional memory, expanded memory (EMS), extended memory, extended memory blocks, memory manager, upper memory blocks (UMBs).
high memory area] The first 64 KB of extended memory above 1 MB. A memory manager that conforms to the XMS can make the HMA a direct extension of conventional memory. See also upper memory area and XMM.
The first 64 KB above 1M in the memory map.
High Memory Area. The first 64KB of extended memory.
high memory area. HMA is a 64K block of memory, starting 16 bytes below the 1024K mark, and is the first 64K of extended memory. Since HMA can only hold one item, the first program that requests HMA uses it, regardless of the size of the program.
Stands for High Memory Area. Refers to the first 64K of extended memory. It can be used by DOS 5 and above to load internal tables and buffers, thereby freeing up additional conventional memory.
The HMA (High Memory Area) is the memory range between 1024k- 1088k, and is reserved memory used by one application or utility.
High Memory Area. The first 64K of extended memory. This area is used by some applications.