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1Gb ram on win98/2k dual boot sys

By marcrph1 ·
I am currently using a a dual boot system with win 98 and win 2k on a pc that has 1 GB of ram. On the win 98 side i am getting a lot of bsod, with vxd errors is that a memory problem? Is there any way around this besides reducing ram to 512Mb? Win 2k side runs fine although it has checked the HD for consistency a couple of times during boot-up.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to 1Gb ram on win98/2k dual ...

i wonder if you made a huge RAM drive in the win98 side autoexec.bat, if you could fool win98 into behaving?

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by Ann777 In reply to 1Gb ram on win98/2k dual ...

support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;181862

Set the MaxPhysPage=20000 ... 512K

or

MaxPhysPage=30000 ... 768K


vxd errors may or may not relate to memory. It'll depend on which vxd files are affected.

A VxD, or virtual device driver, is a specific type of Windows device driver that has direct access to the operating system's kernel. The x stands for extended, as the driver is basically an extension of the kernel. This extension gives the VxD access to low-level data, such as information passing between the operating system and applications.

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by timwalsh In reply to 1Gb ram on win98/2k dual ...

It is a known problem that Win98 will NOT work reliably with 512MB or more of RAM. While a VXD error is not directly related to memory problems, the fact that Win98 has the problem with large amounts of memory could be preventing certain VXDs from working properly.

I would try Anna's suggestion for limiting the amount of memory Windows will use and set it for less than 512MB to start. Then, if this setting works, you can start experimenting with the setting to determine what the upper limit can be for your system.

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