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How can I reduce the size of SYSTEM.DAT

By alan.robinson14 ·
I have discovered, through experience, that once SYSTEM.DAT exceeds 1/4 ot real RAM then POW!! Windows fails to start. missing files like VXD etc.

I have tried Microsoft Regclean .. No
I have tried CleanReg .. Better than above but fails to freespace

Anyone out there who has a utility that can reduce the size of my System.Dat is worth their weight in gold.

For attached files pls send to

alan.robinson@rcss.uk.com

Thanks for reading this

Alan

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by montea7 In reply to How can I reduce the size ...

Since you haven't said..."Which OS are you using? It will make a difference."

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by alan.robinson14 In reply to How can I reduce the size ...

Sorry, Win95

Alan

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by agiias In reply to How can I reduce the size ...

I've been looking and not found a product; However, I did experience a less convient method for shrinking the registry when HDD failed. After re-installing windows, application software, and data, the registry was less than half its former size. Theprocess also eliminated countless drivers and other miscellaneous files left from software installs/uninstalls. I was not pleased at the prospect rebuilding the HDD but machine performance has noticeably improved.

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by alan.robinson14 In reply to How can I reduce the size ...

Yep, reinstalling windows will work, and then reloading all the software. But I was hpoing for a reduction with reinstalling or formatting the hard disk

Alan

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by shmaltz In reply to How can I reduce the size ...

Try running Norton Utilities.

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by alan.robinson14 In reply to How can I reduce the size ...

If It costs me folding money and it may not work then sorry.

Alan

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by montea7 In reply to How can I reduce the size ...

Ok, with Windows 95 I am going to save myself some typing (since all I manage to do is fat finger the kb anyway) and give you an addy to go to:
http://www.freespeech.org/patw/compact.html
it will give you the information you need to compact your registry.

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by alan.robinson14 In reply to How can I reduce the size ...

Many thanks,

How did you know that? I owe you

Thanks again

Alan
my webb page=> alan.robinson@rcss.uk.com

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