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If any program does not work after following the instructions below, reinstall that program. External links[edit] SYSTEM.INI in Windows 3.x (3.0, 3.10 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11) and Windows 9x (95, 98 and Me): MSKB: Windows 3.1 Resource Kit SYSTEM.INI [386ENH] Section A-L MSKB: Windows To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. In addition, malware infection may have corrupted the registry entries associated with Microsoft Windows. this contact form

when I type WIN to run windows I get the following error message. " PageOverCommit value in SYSTEM.INI is too large. Locate system.ini-associated program (eg. A black box will open with a blinking cursor. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers Contact Wikipedia Developers Cookie statement Mobile view Skip to Main Content Search Help Tips Dictionary History Forums Contact You are here: Dictionary > S - Definitions

or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Decrease the value, or if not present, add a setting less than 4." I have edited the system.ini file and do not see any pageovercommit value. The system.--- or win.--- are the original system.ini and win.ini files used for backup purposes when earlier versions of Microsoft Windows were first installed on a computer. Thanks again Back to top Back to DOS/PDA/Other 1 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users Reply to quoted postsClear BleepingComputer.com → Alternative Operating Systems

  • Because of the time and complexity involved in updating drivers, we highly recommend using a driver update tool such as DriverDoc (Developed by Microsoft Gold Partner) to automate the process.
  • The system.ini file is located in the C:\windows directory and its backup is the system.--- file.
  • A backup is automatically created before each scan, with the ability to undo any changes in a single click, protecting you against the possibility of PC damage.
  • Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows.
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INIsystem.ini Article ID: 389642 Article Author: Jay Geater Last Updated: Security: UNKNOWN Popularity: 1 Download NowINI Registry Fix Learn More Tweet Recommendation: Scan your PC for system.ini-related registry errors. Check the boxes of the categories you want to clean and click OK. Another program is in conflict with Microsoft Windows and its shared referenced files. Click Yes.

Please try the request again. ren system.--- system.ini If after attempting to type the above command you receive file not found, follow the instructions below. How To Fix System.ini Errors Below is a list of troubleshooting steps to resolve your system.ini problems. http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/s/systemin.htm Virus or malware infection that has corrupted the system.ini file or related Microsoft Windows program files.

Disk Cleanup will begin calculating how much occupied disk space you can reclaim. Step 5: Utilize Windows System Restore to "Undo" Recent System Changes Windows System Restore allows you to "go back in time" with your PC to help fix your system.ini problems. Drivers can work one day, and suddenly stop working the next day, for a variety of reasons. Back to top #6 august22 august22 Topic Starter Members 92 posts OFFLINE Local time:09:09 AM Posted 06 June 2011 - 07:44 PM It was the system.ini file.

Because of the shortcomings of the Windows Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) tool, we highly recommend using a specialized hard drive cleanup / privacy protection software such as WinSweeper (Developed by Microsoft Gold How is the Gold Competency Level Attained? It must be exactly PageOverCommit= (value) But I am thinking that the problem might be a virtual memory setting. Click the Uninstall/Change on the top menu ribbon.

Capitalization is important. weblink System Startup Selections - Normal and Diagnostic Startups â–ºManaging System Startup File - SYSTEM.INI Managing System Startup File - WIN.INI Managing System Startup File - BOOT.INI Enable/Disable Services with "msconfig.exe" Enable/Disable this is a fix for a blue screen stack overflow problem to do with too little minsps.can anyone step me to this setup area. 23-04-2001,04:40 PM #2 Guest Re: where ren win.--- win.ini If after attempting to type the above command you receive file not found, follow the instructions below.

DriverDoc updates all of your PC device drivers, not just those associated with your INI error. Set it to 4 initially and then back it down by increments of one if it doesn't work. Enter any administrator passwords (if prompted). http://placedroid.com/general/system-32-drivers-pci-sys.html The time now is 03:09 AM.

Additional information See the system.ini and win.ini definitions for further information and related links on these terms. How much memory is on the system? Click Yes.

Furthermore, there's a possibility that the system.ini error you are experiencing is related to a component of the malicious program itself.

Click here to Register a free account now! However, when a fresh install of XP/Server 2003 is performed, the SYSTEM.INI file created contains by default only these lines: ; for 16-bit app support [drivers] wave=mmdrv.dll timer=timer.drv [mci] [driver32] [386enh] For backwards compatibility, Windows 2000 and Windows XP may have a very basic or blank system.ini file. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 Andrew Andrew Bleepin' Night Watchman Moderator 8,202 posts OFFLINE Gender:Not Telling Location:Right behind you Local

Microsoft Windows) under the list of Currently Installed Programs. Click Programs. Microsoft Windows): Click the Start button. his comment is here Type "command" in the search box...

If you would like to learn more about manual registry editing, please see the links below. CLICK HERE to verify Solvusoft's Microsoft Gold Certified Status with Microsoft >> CLOSE Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Manually editing the Windows registry to remove invalid system.ini keys is not recommended unless you are PC service professional. In most cases, the "Temporary Files" category will occupy the most disk space.

When Windows tries looking up these incorrect file references (file locations on your PC), system.ini errors can occur. Cleaning up these temporary files with Disk Cleanup might not only solve your system.ini error, but can also dramatically speed up the performance of your PC. YesNo Feedback E-mail Share Print Search Recently added pages View all recent updates Useful links About Computer Hope Site Map Forum Contact Us How to Help Top 10 pages Follow us YesNo Feedback E-mail Share Print Search Recently added pages View all recent updates Useful links About Computer Hope Site Map Forum Contact Us How to Help Top 10 pages Follow us

Tip: If you do not already have a malware protection program installed, we highly recommend using Emsisoft Anti-Malware (download here). Locate system.ini-associated program (eg. Because of this risk, we highly recommend using a trusted registry cleaner such as WinThruster (Developed by Microsoft Gold Certified Partner) to scan and repair any system.ini-related registry problems. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your system.ini-associated program. In the Save In list, select the folder where you want to save the Microsoft Windows backup key. Related pages How to restore the system.ini and win.ini. Many of these settings were honored in Windows 9x (95, 98 and Me), although the INI files had begun to be phased out in favor of the Windows Registry.

Tip: If you are positive that your INI error is related to a specific Microsoft Corporation program, uninstalling and reinstalling your system.ini-related program will likely be the solution to your problem.