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Windows NT Failure to Open Large Files (Windows NT)

When an application tries to open large files (over 100MB), the request may fail with one of the following error messages: Insufficient Resources or Invalid Handle. This tweak can be used to resolve the problem.

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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 "DisablePagedPoolHint" 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: This fix requires Windows NT 4.0 service pack 4 or greater.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|DisablePagedPoolHintREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session ...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\
Memory Management]
Value Name: DisablePagedPoolHint
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (1 = enable fix)

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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: December 18, 2002