Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Msconfig/Boot/Advanced/Use maximum memory-now it crashes on bootup

3 Weeks Ago   #1
johngalt47

Window 7 64bit
 
 
Msconfig/Boot/Advanced/Use maximum memory-now it crashes on bootup

...and it BSODs. I canít figure out how to fix it. System Restore does not work. The problem is that when fiddling around with using maximum amount of memory for bootingin msconfig, it got into a state where it would only allow 256 bytes or less. I should have deselected the maximum memory radio button. The advanced system restore allows a limited command prompt but I needto knowwhat to type at the command line to manually fix it.

I would have posted this under the BSOD section but the forum software would not allow me to.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
3 Weeks Ago   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Try restarting the computer into Safe Mode, then running MSCONFIG. You will have administrator privileges when you log into Safe Mode, so perhaps MSCONFIG will let you deselect the maximum memory radio button.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #3
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player
 
 

In the command prompt, type the commands below:

bcdedit /deletevalue {default} truncatememory

shutdown /r /t 0

FYI:
If you're going to mess with system settings, even if you think, or know what your doing, backup (system image) your computer to external storage! Read 2nd line of my footer.

Happy Computing!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

3 Weeks Ago   #4
johngalt47

Window 7 64bit
 
 
Thanks!

That did the trick, although I didn't see the part about shutdown... in my email. I saw it just now here.

I did have a cloned drive but it is a long story. I am having problems with my ASUS X99-E WS mobo recognizing my Samsung m.2 drive as a boot drive.

Anyway, in the meantime, before I got your message, I had installed another ssd and loaded Windows 7 on it.

So, now that I have the BIOS confused as to which SATA port this drive is located on, it takes some rigamarole to boot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #5
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #6
johngalt47

Window 7 64bit
 
 
Thanks

I have been working with Asus to resolve the problem but finally gave up. The Samsung m.2 drive works fine as a regular drive, but just not as a boot drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #7
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player
 
 

Is the BIOS detecting M.2?
Do you have latest version of BIOS?
Head over to Sysnative Forums and post your boot issue, in appropriate forum. They are way more knowledgeable than any product tech support ever hoped to be!
I'm in the process of becoming on if their respondents. Unless you have their endorsement via appropriate verifiable training, you're not permitted to assist OPs!

Best Wishes!

Nic
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #8
johngalt47

Window 7 64bit
 
 

I do have the latest BIOS. The m.2 drive works perfectly. The only thing I can't do is make it into a boot drive. ASUS offered to fix the motherboard in case it was a faulty board but I declined since this is my main computer and I don't want to be without it. I other computers but this is the one that I am using right now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #9
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
In the command prompt, type the commands below:

bcdedit /deletevalue {default} truncatememory

shutdown /r /t 0

FYI:
If you're going to mess with system settings, even if you think, or know what your doing, backup (system image) your computer to external storage! Read 2nd line of my footer.

Happy Computing!
Just a couple of things: First don't futz with the memory! Second, if you're in MSCONFIG and want to
improve performance, change the 30 second delay to 3 seconds. (minimum recognized setting)

On the matter of the "Shutdown" command, "/t 0" should actually read "/t 1". Because Windows does not recognize a zero as a legitimate value. Using a zero instead of a one will actually slow down the Shutdown process. Go Figure!
OH, and /r is only for Reboot, /s is for a quick Shutdown. I've been using a shortcut to that command, on my desktop for years, and I get a nice 5 second shutdown. My customers love it too!

Happy Easter!
TechnoMage
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #10
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player
 
 

Thanks for the info TechnoMage!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Msconfig/Boot/Advanced/Use maximum memory-now it crashes on bootup




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Msconfig maximum memory issue
Hello! Msconfig - boot - advanced - unchecked maximum memory - windows 7 detected 4096 of memory (what is true, i have 4 gb memory on my system) After ok, and restart in maximum memory field there is not 4096 it is 0 Is that normal behaviuor? My computer - properties - installed memory...
General Discussion
Can't boot my Pc after checking the box under Maximum memory
I was just finding some tweak at youtube and i came upon this I did this before but nothing happend but my mind said run as administrator then boom restarted the pc and then after the loading screen nothing Need an easy fix plz help
Performance & Maintenance
MSconfig causes command prompt to show on bootup
Hi, I used msconfig (selective Start-up) and I'm done. So, I went back to "Normal Start-up" , now, I've got the command prompt popping up during boot up. (Just before the icons appear on screen) It can flash on for a split second or stay for a second or 2. It's a blank screen and there is...
General Discussion
Boot Advanced Option (Maximum Memory)
I've seen a tutorial before that if you're using a Processor to check on "Number of Processors" and select 2 supposedly it helps booting up into Windows faster. How about the "Maximum Memory"? Do you think it'll help if I used all the memory to boot Windows? and if not, what do you think...
Performance & Maintenance
MSConfig - Advanced Boot access help
Hello All, I have a seemingly simple question -- When I run msconfig, clicking the the ADVANCED OPTIONS under the BOOT tab does not take me anywhere. Why is that? I am logged on as myself with an Admin account. I click and nothing happens. So, I cannot make my tweaks (I just need to...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:23.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App