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bsod after reducing available RAM for startup

  1. #1


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    bsod after reducing available RAM for startup


    Greetings,
    Responding to an error code while attempting an install of arcgis, I reduced the amount of RAM for startup under msconfig, advanced, boot.ini. Now I get the bsod with error code bad_system_config_info. Any recommendations for fix? I can't access Windows in any mode but can get to the black screen command prompt line. Thanks.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8 Pro


    If you can post the boot.ini we could probably tell you which line you need to re-edit , you can always boot a linux CD and edit the file that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    If you can post the boot.ini we could probably tell you which line you need to re-edit , you can always boot a linux CD and edit the file that way.
    There's no boot.ini since Windows Vista. BCD (Boot Configuration Data) is used instead.

    From the command prompt:
    1. Type bcdedit /v and look for the section that has the title Windows Boot Loader as shown in the screenshot.
      There's an entry: truncatememory ===> memory you set in msconfig in hex number
      Attachment 47784
    2. Right click anywhere on the title->Edit->Mark, and click on the beginning of the identifier number, hold SHIFT key and click at the end of the identifier number, should hite light with yellow then right click on title again-> Edit->Copy
    3. Type: bcdedit /deletevalue then a space
    4. right click should paste the identifier number that you copied
    5. a space then type: truncatememory

      Step 3-5 will show final command similar to this with your identifier:
      bcdedit /deletevalue {9d8eb09c-f0ef-11e3-9588-f9f0ac50c917} truncatememory
    6. reboot your PC.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 28 Jul 2014 at 14:43.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    My command prompt gives me the X:/ drive instead of C:/. Can I still perform this action. Just want to make sure before I do it. Thanks for your help!
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  5. #5


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    Yes, When you boot into the Recovery Environment, You are booting into Windows PE in a Ramdisk and the command prompt is always with X: letter. The screen shot above I ran under Windows just to show you which item needs to be deleted.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 28 Jul 2014 at 22:19.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Great got it! You saved me! Thanks a heap! Back to work.
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