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Modify the Paged and Non Paged Pool Memory Sizes (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular

Windows normally calculates the paged and non paged pool memory sizes using complex algorithms based on physical memory size. These settings allow you to override and manually specify values.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "PagedPoolSize, NonPagedPoolSize" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: Having invalid or values too small may cause Windows to display this error "Not enough server storage is available to process this command."

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|PagedPoolSizeREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
|NonPagedPoolSizeREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session ...|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\
Memory Management]
Value Name: PagedPoolSize, NonPagedPoolSize
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: size of paged pool in bytes (default = 0)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 7, 2002