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By texray5276 ·
I HAD A WARNING WHILE BOOTING A COMPUTER THIS IS IT
there are no spare stack pages it may be necessary to increase the settings of min sps in system .INI there are 2 sps
can you tell me how to do this? in detail?
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by Phil MCSE/MCP+I In reply to stacks?

I believe your question is address in technet article Q149083:

Stack overflow conditions are indicative of errors in the device driver. Device
drivers are allocated 4 kilobytes (one page) of space to be used as a stack. If
the device driver uses more than 4 kilobytes of memory, a stack overflow
condition occurs.

Windows 95 sets aside a number of extra memory pages (spare stack pages) to be
used temporarily to prevent a system "crash" due to a stack overflow condition.
When the stackoverflow condition has passed, Windows 95 reclaims the temporary
page. The default number of spare stack pages is 2.

If Windows 95 detects that it has run out of spare stack pages, the warning
message stated above is displayed. Windows 95 continues to operate normally
unless a device driver encounters a stack overflow condition when there are no
free spare stack pages.

RESOLUTION
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To resolve this situation, add the following line to the [386Enh] section of the
System.ini file and then re

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by Phil MCSE/MCP+I In reply to stacks?

Continued:

To resolve this situation, add the following line to the [386Enh] section of the
System.ini file and then restart your computer:


MinSPs=4

If the problem persists, increase the number of spare stack pages in increments
of4 (for example, 8, 12, 16).

Hope these help you. Good luck.

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by 41320430 In reply to stacks?

We get the same problem on our Win 95 PCs sometimes. This is the same answer as #1, but without the MS Article:
1) Click Start, then Run, then Sysedit.
2) Pick the SYSTEM.INI file.
3) Go to the [386Enh] section - can do this by choosing Search, then find, then enter [386 on the search line.
4) I usually go to the end of this section and enter MinSPs=8 (go in multiples of 4).
5) Then choose File - Save and then File - Exit.
6) Re-boot for changes to take effect, but is not required immediately.

I usually pick a minsps of 8 so I don't have to go back anytime soon, especially if the client is a developer-type.

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