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June 12, 2005 4:49:02 PM

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Hi
I am runnig xp pro sp2, after " low on registry size" message started poping
out I wanted to adjust registry size as described at

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

but the registry adjustment is not there at all
Greatful for any suggestions
TIA
June 12, 2005 5:11:07 PM

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Until you mentioned it I had never heard of any way to 'adjust' the registry
size. I clicked on the link you gave and followed the instructions in the
article - no such adjustment option on my system either.

Something here does not compute.

"rafal" <rafal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4C865C40-5AC4-4DE5-A4A3-B8EAC5A98D10@microsoft.com...
> Hi
> I am runnig xp pro sp2, after " low on registry size" message started
> poping
> out I wanted to adjust registry size as described at
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>
> but the registry adjustment is not there at all
> Greatful for any suggestions
> TIA
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 8:22:39 PM

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HI *rafal* :

> Hi
> I am runnig xp pro sp2, after " low on registry size" message started poping
> out I wanted to adjust registry size as described at
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>
> but the registry adjustment is not there at all
> Greatful for any suggestions
> TIA

Very strange ...

Are you sure that this messages comes from Windows xp sp2
not from some registry "utility"...

The registry size quota is related to NT4...
But the link shows in your post talk about this for XP (before sp1 ???)???
(? I'm full of perplexity with this...)
May be outdated ???

Look this:
Registry Size Limit functionality has been removed from Windows Server 2003 and from Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B292726&...

1 - check in the logs:
Start | Run | eventvwr.msc

2- check also the paging file...
Pagefile.sys ("hidden file") must exist on C:\
The user "SYSTEM" must have the full access to the drive C:
and you must have at least the minimum size recommended for
your system...
Control panel | system ...

3- check what's running in your PC

Let us know...

:) 

--
Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)

«My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
http://climenole.serendipia.net
Soon on www.msmvps.com
Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
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June 13, 2005 3:59:01 AM

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Thanks Claude

1. logged as
source:Application Popup
category: none
2. paging file size set as :system adjusted
3. has not happend for a day now, usually on startup

rafal

"Claude LaFrenière" wrote:

> 1 - check in the logs:
> Start | Run | eventvwr.msc
>
> 2- check also the paging file...
> Pagefile.sys ("hidden file") must exist on C:\
> The user "SYSTEM" must have the full access to the drive C:
> and you must have at least the minimum size recommended for
> your system...
> Control panel | system ...
>
> 3- check what's running in your PC
>
> Let us know...
>
> :) 
>
> --
> Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 9:59:37 PM

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HI *rafal* :

> Thanks Claude
>
> 1. logged as
> source:Application Popup


May be some "useless utility" or malware... ;-)

Check what's running on that PC :

1)
Check the applications started at boot and keep them
to the minimum.

instead of using msconfig used Starter from CodeStuff...
http://codestuff.mirrorz.com/

Check for applications in your account and All users
(from an admin account...)

2)
Control what's running on that PC with this tools:

Process Explorer :
(an enhanced Task Manager!)
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtm...

3)

a)
Check your firewall configuration and make sure your PC is "stealth":
www.grc.com
Run the "Shields Up" test .Everythings must be "green" ...

b)
Update frequently your anti-virus and your anti-spywares.
( MS Anti-spyware, SpyBot S&D, Ad-Aware, Spyware Blaster and
Spyware Guard... more than one is better since no one are 100% reliable...)
and
scan in safe mode...

c)
And check if the AV is set to protect your PC "On Access"
(in the so-called "real-time") not only "on demand" ( scan
runned after the problem...)

d)
Used an alternate Internet Browser and keep IE
only for Windows updates and MS specific stuff.
By alternate I mean :
Firefox or Opera (not Maxthon, Avant etc.)

e)
Avoid to surf on the Web from an administrator account.

f)
You have to "feed" your HOSTS file :

What is an Hosts file :
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/dictionary/hostsfile...

The hosts from MVPs:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/
Frequent updates and documented...

Tools for Hosts :

HostToggle:
http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/HostsToggle/
and/or
WinPatrol:( good also for other insteresting stuff...)
http://www.winpatrol.com/download.htm

g)
*Some tools and links*:
(Do not replace a "real" AV but usefull for a "double-check"...)

"Mini- antivirus" to be runned in safe mode:

Stinger :
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
Avast cleaner :
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_cleaner.html
MS:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
Kaspersky:
ftp://ftp.kaspersky.ru/utils/clrav.com
Anti Root-Kits
F-Secure (beta)
http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

Online scan:

Anti-trojan:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/
Anti-spy:
http://www.spywareguide.com/txt_onlinescan.html
http://store.ca.com/dr/v2/ec_main.entry25?page=FindOutW...
Anti-virus:
www.trendmicro.com

Hope this help.

Let us know.

:) 
--
Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)

«My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
http://climenole.serendipia.net
Soon on www.msmvps.com
Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
!