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Solved: Msconfig max memory problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jargo18, Jun 16, 2010.

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  1. jargo18

    jargo18 Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I set my max memory under advanced boot options in msconfig.exe and rebooted now my operating system will not start up with options to repair etc. whitch do not work. I have acess to command prompt in the advanced repair options so I wonderd whether I could get rid of setting max memory, whitch is causing my computer to crash on start up. I can reset the machine to factory settings however if I can get away from this, it would be a better option. :D
    Thanks
    Jacob
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    Welcome to TSG!

    In the command Prompt, type bcdedit
    Look for the Windows Boot Loader entry that contains an item named truncatememory
    Note the identifier for that entry, it may be {default} or {current}, or may be a long GUID like {8eea9b82-d5b1-11de-9d24-80972e3a13c7}
    Enter this command:
    bcdedit /deletevalue identifier truncatememory
    replacing identifier with the correct one you noted for that entry.

    The screen shot is when booted to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
    Accessing the Command Prompt by booting to the DVD and choosing Repair your Computer, the identifier for that same entry is shown as {default}
     

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  3. jargo18

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    Hi
    Many thanks for this it has saved my computer the only thing I would have to ask now is if I have limited my ram by doing this and if there is any steps I need to take to unlimit it. Anyway big thanks
    Jacob
     
  4. TheOutcaste

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    Removing that line removes the limit, and un-checks the Maximum Memory box in msconfig | Boot | Advanced Options.
     
  5. jargo18

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    Got you, thanks then it now works fine, glad to have my computer back.
    Thanks
    Jacob
     
  6. TheOutcaste

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    You're Welcome!

    Jerry
     
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