Made a oops on windows 10 virtual memory

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by Chris Ashdown, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Chris Ashdown

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    Had a problem with sound disappearing after sleep so looked on google and told to change vertual memory to 3000.

    Did this in windows and found i had buggered up windows that now takes a hour to load half way and then conks out

    Cannot open settings to change back settings to a sensible number

    Happy to use regedit if anyone can advise where to find the vertual memory setting and what to enter. have 8 gb ram

    Any advice welcomed

    Dont want to reinstall rescue and loose all data
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2021 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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  2. NickGrogan

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    Pagefile information is stored in the following registry key as a "multistring":

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PagingFiles

    There is one line for each page file, the format is
    location initial size maximum size
    e.g.
    C:\pagefile.sys 125 250
    D:\pagefile.sys 64 128
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2021 By: NickGrogan Member since: Nov 15, 2012
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  3. Chris Ashdown

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    I did find this in google but a bit scared as present value of this link is
    X:\pagefile.sys
    I would expect to find a value so not sure
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2021 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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  4. Nico Albrecht

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    Change it to C:\pagefile.sys 120 140

    Reboot and go back to settings and change it to auto managed.

    As always make a backup first of registry.
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2021 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
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  5. NickGrogan

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    Do you have an X drive?

    That's probably why it's so slow.

    Does starting in safe mode fix things?

    Otherwise restart windows in Advanced Startup mode and choose troubleshoot.
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2021 By: NickGrogan Member since: Nov 15, 2012
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  6. Chris Ashdown

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    Tried this but does not appear to save the data and reverts back to original, i though once you ok a change and then exit it saves the new file but looks not the case. reg editor is version 2004 build 19041.1 c 2019

    Also unable to start in safe mode using f8 or shift and restart
     
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    Posted: Sep 14, 2021 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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  7. Nico Albrecht

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    Make a windows 10 bootloader boot into repair and uninstall last feature update might get you back on track.

    Any chance to get a restore point working via USB loader or just restore via backups.
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2021 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
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  8. Chris Ashdown

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    Used the rescue disk to go back to older restore but no different, Thinking overnight maybe the Malwarebytes software is stopping me making changes to the registry and also safe mode don't know if way to turn it off as it automatically loads with windows
    so it looks like first issue is turning Malwarebytes off then sorting things out
    The fact that it gets so far running windows but very slowly indicates to me its not a virus as that's all the indications of lack of virtual memory
     
    Posted: Sep 15, 2021 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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