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BSOD when trying to increase virtual memory

  1. #1


    Qu0ll Guest

    BSOD when trying to increase virtual memory

    I need to significantly increase the VM on this Vista Ultimate x64 machine
    to handle large image files when scanning but when I set it to anything over
    about 4GB it BSODs on me. The first string is 0x0000001E if that is of any
    help but there doesn't appear to be too much information on the actual blue
    screen and it disappears before I get a good look at it all. The machine
    has 4GB of actual RAM (I am not sure if this is relevant) and 300GB of disk
    space.

    Is there a way around this?

    --
    And loving it,

    -Q
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  2. #2


    Tiberius Guest

    Re: BSOD when trying to increase virtual memory

    why increase the virtual memory manually???

    On vista it is set to automatic by default... leave it like that...

    as for the BSOD.. well you wanted vista didnt you? I hope you like the color
    blue :-)

    XP still is the best OS Microsoft has ever made!


    "Qu0ll" <Qu0llSixFour@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OVaSykYoHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I need to significantly increase the VM on this Vista Ultimate x64 machine
    >to handle large image files when scanning but when I set it to anything
    >over about 4GB it BSODs on me. The first string is 0x0000001E if that is
    >of any help but there doesn't appear to be too much information on the
    >actual blue screen and it disappears before I get a good look at it all.
    >The machine has 4GB of actual RAM (I am not sure if this is relevant) and
    >300GB of disk space.
    >
    > Is there a way around this?
    >
    > --
    > And loving it,
    >
    > -Q
    > _________________________________________________
    > Qu0llSixFour@gmail.com
    > (Replace the "SixFour" with numbers to email me)




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  3. #3


    Frank Guest

    Re: BSOD when trying to increase virtual memory

    Tiberius wrote:
    > why increase the virtual memory manually???
    >


    That's not his problem.


    > On vista it is set to automatic by default... leave it like that...



    Yes, that'll work.


    as for the BSOD.. well you wanted vista didnt you? I hope you like the
    color blue :-)


    Oh, here's where your argument falls apart. Doing why he did, which was
    incorrect, XP, 2K et al, will bsod.


    XP still is the best OS Microsoft has ever made!

    I believe, for a inept person like you, not capable of running or
    customizing Vista, XP is your best bet.
    But that's your problem.
    Frank

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  4. #4


    Qu0ll Guest

    Re: BSOD when trying to increase virtual memory

    "Tiberius" <James@tiberius.kirk> wrote in message
    news:uv7nUsYoHHA.2296@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...

    > why increase the virtual memory manually???
    >
    > On vista it is set to automatic by default... leave it like that...


    Actually I have discovered now that the blue screen happens whenever I make
    ANY change to the virtual memory: up, down, sideways, system managed - it
    just crashes. What does this mean and how do I fix it?

    > as for the BSOD.. well you wanted vista didnt you? I hope you like the
    > color blue :-)


    Hmm, yes I wanted Vista but not the BSOD. Are the two inseparable?

    > XP still is the best OS Microsoft has ever made!


    Great, but I have Vista.

    --
    And loving it,

    -Q
    _________________________________________________
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    (Replace the "SixFour" with numbers to email me)


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  5. #5


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: BSOD when trying to increase virtual memory

    Hi QuOil--


    You can try a restore point to before this happened oryou try the steps
    below if you have a Vista DVD:

    Startup Repair will look like this when you put in the Vista DVD:

    http://www.**********.com/wp-content...r-computer.png

    You run the startup repair tool this way (and system restore from here is
    also sometimes effective):

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925810/en-us

    How To Run Startup Repair In Vista Ultimate (Multiple Screenshots)
    http://www.windowsvista.windowsreins...rtup/index.htm


    I'm going to give you a bunch of links and most of them you won't have to
    use, but they are alternative ways to fix Vista.

    Right now I want you to put in the DVD and restart. It will automatically
    take you to this on your screen:

    http://www.**********.com/wp-content...r-computer.png

    That will allow you to go to the Vista setup that has a Repair link on the
    lower left corner>click it and then you'll see a gray backgrounded list and
    I want you to click Startup Repair from it and follow the directions.

    The gray screen after you click the first link in the above pic will look
    like this:

    http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winv...ir/Image17.gif

    Click Startup Repair, the link at the top and after it scans>click OK and
    let it try to repair Vista. It will tell you if it does, and if not

    This should work, but if not,then you can follow the alternative ways to fix
    this including booting into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key and using System
    Restore.

    Directions and links for alternative ways to fix this are below, but I hope
    you won't need them:

    If you have any questions on getting the Startup Repair done, just post
    them.

    If you have a Vista DVD try Startup Repair. If that doesn't work, try
    SafeMode>System Restore from the Recovery Environment, and you always have
    the F8 advanced options ( five of them including Last Known Good
    Configuration) and a repair install (with the DVD) as well.

    In addition you can use the Bootsect tool to manually repair the boot sector
    by accessing the command prompt from the DVD or from F8 and typing at the
    prompt:

    ****Ten Methods to Repair BSOD No Boots or Serious Problems in Windows
    Vista****

    ***Startup Repair and System Restore from the Win Recovery Environment on
    the DVD***

    You can run Startup Repair by putting your Vista DVD in after theanguage
    screen in setup. You can also run System Restore from the same
    location.

    You run the startup repair tool this way (and system restore from here is
    also sometimes effective):

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925810/en-us

    How To Run Startup Repair In Vista Ultimate (Multiple Screenshots)
    http://www.windowsvista.windowsreins...rtup/index.htm

    Note The computer must be configured to start from a CD or from a DVD. For
    information about how to configure the computer to start from a CD or from a
    DVD, see the information that came with the computer.
    2. Restart the computer. To do this, click Start, click the arrow next to
    the Lock button, and then click Restart.

    This usually means that you enter bios setup by whatever key or keys
    (sometimes there is more than one key that will do it for your model--go to
    pc manufacturer site) and configure CD to be first in the boot order (this
    will allow you to boot from the Vista DVD as well):

    See for ref:
    Access/Enter Motherboard BIOS
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

    Boot Order in Bios (Set Boot from HD 1st)
    http://www.short-media.com/images/mm...ios/bios03.jpg

    Note If you cannot restart the computer by using this method, use the power
    button to turn off the computer. Then, turn the computer back on.

    3. Set your language preference, and then click Next.

    Note In most cases, the startup repair process starts automatically, and you
    do not have the option to select it in the System Recovery Options menu.

    4. Click Repair your computer.

    5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click the operating system
    that you want to repair, and then click Next.

    6. In the System Recovery Options menu, click Startup Repair to start the
    repair process.

    7. When the repair process is complete, click Finish.

    Additional References for Startup Repair With Screenshots:

    How to Use Startup Repair:

    ***Accessing Windows RE (Repair Environment):***

    1) Insert Media into PC (the DVD you burned)

    2) ***You will see on the Vista logo setup screen after lang. options in the
    lower left corner, a link called "System Recovery Options."***

    Screenshot: System Recovery Options (Lower Left Link)
    http://blogs.itecn.net/photos/liuhui...4/500x375.aspx

    Screenshot: (Click first option "Startup Repair"
    http://www.leedesmond.com/images/img...SysRecOpt2.bmp

    How To Run Startup Repair In Vista Ultimate (Multiple Screenshots)
    http://www.windowsvista.windowsreins...rtup/index.htm

    3) Select your OS for repair.

    4) Its been my experience that you can see some causes of the crash from
    theWin RE feature:

    You'll have a choice there of using:

    1) Startup Repair
    2) System Restore
    3) Complete PC Restore
    ___________________

    In addition you can use the Bootsect tool to manually repair the boot sector
    by accessing the command prompt from the DVD or from F8 and typing at the
    prompt:

    Bootsect.exe is available from the \Boot\folder of the Windows Vista DVD and
    can be run from within System Recovery or Windows XP on a dual boot.


    1. Use Bootsect.exe to restore the Windows Vista MBR and the boot code that
    transfers control to the Windows Boot Manager program. To do this, type the
    following command at a command prompt: Drive:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All

    In this command, Drive is the drive where the Windows Vista installation
    media is located.

    Note The boot folder for this step is on the DVD drive.
    2. Use Bcdedit.exe to manually create an entry in the BCD Boot.ini file for
    the earlier version of the Windows operating system. To do this, type the
    following commands at a command prompt.

    Note In these commands, Drive is the drive where Windows Vista is
    installed. . Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /create {ntldr} -d "Description
    for earlier Windows version"

    Note In this command, Description for earlier Windows version can be any
    text that you want. For example, Description for earlier Windows version can
    be "Windows XP" or "Windows Server 2003".
    .. Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=x:

    Note In this command, x: is the drive letter for the active partition.
    .. Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
    .. Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} -addlast

    3. Restart the computer.
    ____________________________
    ******Using the BootRec.exe Tool

    Using the System Recovery Tool from the Repair link on the DVD after the
    language choice in the lower left hand corner you can select command prompt
    and you have the following options:

    Bootrec.exe (You can use this tool to recover Vista even when you do not
    receive the error message that is the title of the 2nd linked MSKB below):

    How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to
    troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us

    Error message when you start Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration
    Data file is missing required information"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391/en-us
    _____________________________________________________________
    ***Using the F8 Environment or a Repair Install from the DVD:***

    See for ref:
    Access/Enter Motherboard BIOS
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

    Boot Order in Bios (Set Boot from HD 1st)
    http://www.short-media.com/images/mm...ios/bios03.jpg

    Repair Install
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...ps/doug92.mspx

    Repair Install (Method 2):
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/315341

    III Taking Full Advantage of the F8 Options (Windows Advanced Options Menu)
    by startin gth ePC and tapping F8 once per second:

    You could also:

    Think: I have 4 different ways to get back my XP at F8 and try 'em in order.
    1) Safe Mode 2) Safe Mode with Cmd to Sys Restore which is simply a cmd
    prompt in safe mode 3) Safe Mode with Neworking 4) LKG or Last Known Good
    Configuration


    Try to F8 to the Windows Adv Options Menu>try 3 safe modes there (I don't
    use WGA) and Last Known Good>then I go to Win RE in Vista. That gives you a
    choice of Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking,and Safe Mode with Command
    Prompt.

    These methods are outlined in

    A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP/and Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/

    How to Use System Restore

    http://bertk.mvps.org/

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding System Restore from MSFT:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro.../faqsrwxp.mspx

    Using System Restore

    http://tinyurl.com/dvekb

    System Restore for Windows XP

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_restore.htm

    How to start the System Restore tool at a command prompt in Windows XP

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304449


    Repair Install: (This option has the best chance of succeeding and it
    preserves everything in your OS--you do not lose anything with this option):

    Make sure the DVD you have is a Vista DVD

    Pitfalls: If the DVD came from friend or relative or P2P, you may have
    problems. P2P besides being illlegal in many countries including the U.S.
    can be corrupt. If CD came from friend or relative, they may have given
    you the CD to use but if product key is in use, MSFT is not going to accept
    it for activation. Make sure you clean the CD carefully using proper
    cleaning fluid and strokes that radiate from center like spokes on a wheel.

    Again a repair install has the most likely chance to succeed in XP, (and can
    work in Vista) but you need
    to have a Vista DVD.

    First, in order to do a Repair Install You must boot to the bios setup and
    position booting from the "CD" first in the boot order--it probably will not
    say DVD but might.

    Booting to Bios Setup:

    For 85% of PC's and all Dells you can tap the F2 key to reach bios setup.

    How To Enable DVD/CD Rom Support (put CD boot first) in bios setup boot
    order:

    http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how..._support_i.htm

    Screen Shot of bios setup boot order:
    http://www.poy.net/proxy/bios2.jpg

    Repair Install Does Not Lose Anything; you may need to try 2-3 times but
    that's rare.

    How To Repair Install
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3153...22120121120120
    Screen Shot Repair Install
    http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winx...exfullpage.htm

    Good luck,

    CH


    "Qu0ll" <Qu0llSixFour@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OVaSykYoHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I need to significantly increase the VM on this Vista Ultimate x64 machine
    >to handle large image files when scanning but when I set it to anything
    >over about 4GB it BSODs on me. The first string is 0x0000001E if that is
    >of any help but there doesn't appear to be too much information on the
    >actual blue screen and it disappears before I get a good look at it all.
    >The machine has 4GB of actual RAM (I am not sure if this is relevant) and
    >300GB of disk space.
    >
    > Is there a way around this?
    >
    > --
    > And loving it,
    >
    > -Q
    > _________________________________________________
    > Qu0llSixFour@gmail.com
    > (Replace the "SixFour" with numbers to email me)



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