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Maximum registry size too small

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by silentpoet, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. silentpoet

    silentpoet

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    My desktop is running windows 2000, not sure which service pack or version and I am getting a message upon startup that my maximum registry size is too small and that I need to increase it.
     
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    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    I haven’t seen W2K in a while, but I seem to recall that you could change the settings under the Virtual memory section, go to the Control Panel - System icon (?) - Performance tab - Virtual Memory.
     

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    Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Performance Options -> Change

    Increase the maximum registry size and click Ok.
     
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    You guys do indeed rock.
     
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    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    That changes the page file size, not the registry.

    I lost our production web server at work due to this issue a few years ago. Run the cccleaner that was posted earlier and google registry compact (or compress, OI can't remember). I found a program that compresses the registry that resolved the issue.

    If your registry hits the maximum size, yout machine will fail at next reboot.

    I opened a support ticket with microsoft for $250, and their answer was rebuild, which was not an option.

    Good luck!
     
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    Yes you are right BUT on W2K there is also an option to change the registry size as well.