System has reached maximum size

Posted on 2010-09-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
When i reboot the xp , its showing

"the system has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry, Additional storage request will be ignored.

i can reinstall xp, but just trying to find out if there is any other way without reinstalling xp.

Question by:fosiul01

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DBrookfield earned 214 total points
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HI there, there is no maximum size for a registry, I think it's actually talking about your swap file.

You need to delete and recreate yoru swap file. I'm not sure of your system setup but if you Right Click on My |Computer and click on properties and then click on the Performance tab
Then Settings and Advanced you can change your swap file there. If you have another partition then, add a swap file to that (System Controlled) and delete the one that is most probably pointin at your C:

I've not got XP anymore so the directions I gave you were from memory but recreating your swap fill will fix this problem.
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Looks like no longer available
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boing40001 earned 71 total points
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it seems you don't need to reinstall OS

just have a look at
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Ok if i go by KCTS , link

for increase the registry size

Under Registry size, type a new registry size in megabytes in the Maximum Registry Size (MB) box.

but i dont see that options

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DBrookfield earned 214 total points
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Really I would your swap file before doing anything complicated. This error is often a corrupt swap file.

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