Windows 7 64bit hardware reserved memory 4GB

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Tr4il, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Tr4il

    Tr4il MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    So my friend has 8GB ram installed in his computer, but since yesterday only 4 was visible.
    After some research today we found out that his PC was hardware reserving the other 4gb's
    Any idea what could cause this. Its not the memory limiter from msconfig.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Amanda_L

    Amanda_L MDL Junior Member

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    #2 Amanda_L, Aug 2, 2013
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  3. Tr4il

    Tr4il MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply, ill post the hardware later today. I will not talk to him until this afternoon (Its 1pm here now.)
    We checked with various system analysis tools already, but i will give the link to him.
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Did your friend has any Virtual Machine installed? If so, check that it's set to temporary Memory Allocation while that VM running and and not use permanently allocated Memory with that VM and also that those vm isn't set to Auto Start at System Start!
     
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  5. Tr4il

    Tr4il MDL Novice

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    Ok, issue fixed.
    Turns out the bad thing here was PowerISO?
    Anyway, its fixed now. Thanks all!
     
  6. mohamedkamel

    mohamedkamel MDL Addicted

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    PowerISO?! Could you please elaborate, we may learn from your friend's experience.
     
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