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Solution for Update 12.6.3 Crashes on WinXP

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by MG Mighty, May 30, 2012.

  1. MG Mighty

    MG Mighty Member

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    Every other solution didn't work for me (except copying the files from a computer with Windows 7 which many of you won't be able).


    The crashes happen due to memory problems in handling file errors from what I've found so far.
    So I thought that a solution would be to change on how my Windows XP is handling memory and it worked


    Here is how I did it:

    Went to C:\
    Dragged boot.ini into a notepad (window previously opened) in order to edit it (made a backup copy before editing)
    Added the following after fastdetect:
    /noguiboot /3GB /Userva=3030

    So before editing it looked like this:
    after editing it looks like this:
    (the /noguiboot command line is unnecessary for the fix and will change the way windows boot but I put it there to see if it was changing the way windows booted or not)

    P.S:
    /3GB /Userva=3030 is in the same line of fastdetect not on a new paragraph
    ....\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /noguiboot /3GB /Userva=3030
     
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  2. Petrus_Nobilis

    Petrus_Nobilis New Member

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    Ok, I did as You said... lets wait if it work...
     
  3. MG Mighty

    MG Mighty Member

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    Forgot to mention that you have to reboot the PC for changed to take place
     
  4. Petrus_Nobilis

    Petrus_Nobilis New Member

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    Gee ;) im not as that dumb :D after change i noticed "slower system startup" but it does start up so slow from time to time...
     
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    Petrus_Nobilis New Member

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    Actually it seems to be working :D
    As i passed 51% step and it didynt crash :D
     
  6. jaywalker

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    tyvm :)
    however, i cannot find boot.ini. not even using search companion and asking it to check "hidden files" Any tips how/where to find it?

    jay :)
     
  7. Petrus_Nobilis

    Petrus_Nobilis New Member

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    On my comp it was exactly on C drive (pure drive not any other folder) If you dont have any :D make yourself one. An copy paste what MG Mighty posted.
     
  8. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Interesting....I'm assuming you are all using the 32bit version of Win XP? I wonder if the 64bit version has the same issues, as i believe it will allow for use of more than just 3Gb or RAM (someone correct me if i'm wrong here).....

    Very interesting indeed...
     
  9. KillerDawg

    KillerDawg Active Member Pro Users

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    boot.ini is a hidden and read only by default. From a command prompt, go to c:\ then type "attrib -r -h" (without the quotes), and you should be able to see it just fine. Then make a backup copy of it.
     
  10. MG Mighty

    MG Mighty Member

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    Sorry forgot about that part
    boot.ini is a hidden system file

    To see it
    Go to C:

    In the Window Menu go to:

    Tools

    then

    Folder Options...

    then

    View

    then click on
    Show hidden files and folders

    then

    uncheck
    Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)




    Note:
    messing with system files isn't wise unless you are following trustworthy instructions
    So afterwards in order to not delete by accident essencial files make them hidden again if you aren't familiar with what you should do.
     
  11. Petrus_Nobilis

    Petrus_Nobilis New Member

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    And the moment of truth came in it downloaded... but i loose connection
     
  12. Klusterbunny

    Klusterbunny New Member

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    This really worked for me, nice easy change that does not even need to be reverted based on my pc performance afterwards! Thank You!
     
  13. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    I believe a mini-patch came out for this today.....info here
     
  14. tatao

    tatao New Member

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    I tried all the suggestions (including those on pcf), but didn't work ... so for reference, as a warning for some in the future perhaps: it's probably the (following) patch that fixed it (did for me) and not the suggestions in this thread (at least it didn't work for me + some that i know).

    This DID fix it.
     
  15. M Rufen Power

    M Rufen Power Member

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    What is the solution for Windows 10??

    As I 'am currently unable to install an update.
     
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