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Windows 7: Played around with BCDedit and now need help


19 Feb 2013   #1
theking01

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Played around with BCDedit and now need help

Hi All,

I would need some help. Because a game of mine, Total War Shogun 2 crashes continuously at one point in the game when a turn is ending, I went online and checked out some possible tweaks and/or solutions. Most people appeared to be saying that the trick was to increase allocated memory by going into BCDEdit and increasing the memory allocation. I did this by typing the following in the cmd window after running it as an Administrator :

bcdedit/set increaseuserva 2500

The command line worked. Except, I have Windows 7 64bit, and it seems that this wasn't something that was needed to be done since the 64bit version already allocates sufficiently high amounts of RAM for running applications.

Where I need your help is to restore the original settings that were present before I increased RAM allocation.

I tried writing this : bcdedit /deletevalue increaseuserva

This didn't work because that command line doesn't seem recognised right now by my OS. It gives me an error of sorts.

Can I just write something like

bcdedit/set increaseuserva 8000 ???

I have 12GB or RAM.

I had noticed that my computer struggled opening some applications after doing that first increaseuserva.

Any help would be appreciated.

P.S. That also didn't help to fix the game crash, so I guess double whammy for me.



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19 Feb 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

bcdedit/enum all

look carefully. Do you see increaseuserva?
There's no need to set this setting on x64 win7! Please delete it
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19 Feb 2013   #3
theking01

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I do see increaseuserva and it says 2500. So my modification succeeded, unfortunately.

So how do I delete it? Do I set increaseuserva to 8000?
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19 Feb 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theking01 View Post
Ok, I do see increaseuserva and it says 2500. So my modification succeeded, unfortunately.

So how do I delete it? Do I set increaseuserva to 8000?
bcdedit /deletevalue increaseuserva

If not working... post bcdedit /enum all output!
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19 Feb 2013   #5
theking01

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Great! it worked, it doesn,t appear anymore when I input bcdedit/enum all and my memory allocation looks to have returned to normal in the task manager.

Thank you for your help!
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20 Feb 2013   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

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