MSCONFIG stole 1GB of RAM!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by MPglasier82ABN, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Please help!!! I installed a program yesterday that was not backward
    compatible with Vistax64 with 4GB of RAM. I went to another forum and
    they advised all I needed to do was:
    Access MSconfig
    go to boot settings
    go to advance settings
    under max memory (which originally read 4096) change to 3072.
    hit apply and restart the system.
    I did this and the program worked fine. However, I cannot change my max
    memory back to 4096 and my computers shows that I only have 3GB of RAM.
    I haved since deleted the program and used system restore to attempt to
    get back to my original RAM settings. I have called my computer Tech
    support guy who advised that I had to re-enstall windows.
    Someone please help me recover my lost RAM!!!
    BTW...ArmA is a bloody horrible game
    MPglasier82ABN, Mar 10, 2008
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  2. MPglasier82ABN

    Dwarf Guest

    Hi MPglasier82ABN,

    Simply reverse the MsConfig procedure. In the 'BOOT Advanced Options'
    screen, you will have had to check 'Maximum memory:' in order to access the
    drop down box to change the maximum amount of memory accessible to Vista. All
    you need to do is to clear this check box and click 'OK' and then close
    MsConfig. When you restart Vista, you should have all your installed memory
    Dwarf, Mar 10, 2008
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  3. Ahh, thank you very much. That was way easier than I thought it woul
    be. I really appreciate it
    MPglasier82ABN, Mar 10, 2008
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