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#1 sleath

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:55 AM

i was reading through anotherforum on this site and followed the tips on how to speed up xp. i changed two numbers in the reg edit from 0 to 1, this was supposed to free up some ram but now i can only get the BSOD and cannot access windows. is there anything i can do. any ideas would be a great help. thank you

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:10 PM

Hello sleath,

Could you be more specific on what registry key was changed? and some more information on the BSOD?
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:18 PM

4. In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet>Control>Session Manager>Memory Management and double click on DisablePagingExecutive and change the value to 1. next change the value of LargeSystemCache to 1. LargeSystemCache forces the operating system to allocate all of your RAM cept 4 MB as filesystem cache, and the 4mb left are used for diskcaching. DisablePagingExecutive restricts the core aspects of the OS from being sent to page file, and stored on RAM instead, which makes XP more responsive. OF course your gonna not have as much free ram, but if you have a decent amount installed(512+), this should not be a problem.a good way to see the effects of these tweaks is to fire up one of the microsoft office programs such as Word or Powerpoint, completely close it and then launch it again. IF the tweak worked properly the program should launch VERY fast. but dont forget to restart windows after registry changes or they wont take effect.


those were the instructions i followed,so it was the - DisablePagingExecutive
- LargeSystemCache

does that help? also the BSOD shows the error code:

STOP: 0x000000ED (0x81F25900, 0xC0000032, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

i know now i shouldnt have messed with it but any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:28 PM

is there any way to edit the registry before getting into windows? or from another pc/laptop? i changed two values and now get the BSOD, also if i changed them back would this cure the problem? thanks in advance

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:57 PM

Try to boot up in Safe Mode...Start computer and continually press F8 until the screen comes up...Here you can choose to boot to the last good configuration (might work) or boot into Safe Mode....If you boot into Safe Mode select your user name and you should be able to make changes providing you know which keys you changed. Changing them back should cure the problem if you know for sure that this is what caused it...It probably did...

If it were me I would try the Last Good Configuration first though...Maybe even a system restore providing you have set restore points...

Edited by douglas martin, 23 May 2008 - 01:59 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 02:18 PM

BTW, Try not to open up more than one topic on this issue...I see that you have another one here and you have replied into one more additional topic that someone else has started...Doing this will lead to some confusion between those that may be trying to help you...It's better to just have one for all concerned.
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:02 PM

The DisablePagingExecutive value set at 1 will stop parts of windows being swaped in and out of the RAM to the paging file. Does the system have more than 512MB of RAM?

You are correct about the LargeSystemCache, however the setting should only really be used for servers.

Can the system start in safe mode?
Can you gain entry to the BIOS?
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:08 PM

He has already opened up a new topic on this same issue which is going to lead in a lot of confusion...IMHO...
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:51 PM

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:59 PM

Try to boot up in Safe Mode...Start computer and continually press F8 until the screen comes up...Here you can choose to boot to the last good configuration (might work) or boot into Safe Mode....If you boot into Safe Mode select your user name and you should be able to make changes providing you know which keys you changed. Changing them back should cure the problem if you know for sure that this is what caused it...It probably did...

If it were me I would try the Last Good Configuration first though...Maybe even a system restore providing you have set restore points...


I have to agree with Douglas Martin.. If you can get into the F8 menu, and use the last configuration option, it may just work.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:23 AM

hello, i can access the BIOS but the computer will not boot in any mode, can i edit the registry withous accessing windows? or does anybody have any other ideas? thanks

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:50 AM

BSOD error codes??? Any additional information to help diagnose your problem would be helpful as we are not standing in front of your screen...You may try to insert your XP CD and try and do a repair install if it will let you...
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