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Microsoft KB Archive/105554

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Changing NonPagedPool Value Causes Boot Problems

Article ID: 105554

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1



This article was previously published under Q105554

SYMPTOMS

If you change the NonPagedPool value in the Registry database to a value greater than one third of the physical memory (RAM) on your computer the following behavior occurs:

  • RISC-based computers no longer boot.
  • x86-based computers continuously reboot.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. This problem was corrected in the latest U.S. Service Pack for Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

S E R V P A C K



Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbother KB105554