System has reached maximum size allowed

  geoff47 14:15 07 Apr 2012

I am getting a warning that "The system has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry" when I boot up. Everything is slow for a while then it appears to speed up. I did a repair installation using my XP Professional CD, but the first thing that showed on boot was that same warning.

Any ideas ? I have searched but the information is confusing, even Microsoft doesn't appear to know the solution.

  KRONOS the First 14:23 07 Apr 2012

The top one perhaps.Click here.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:15 07 Apr 2012

There is no maximum registry size setting for XP VISTA or W7.

If you are running Windows XP, and get a error message about the registry exceeding its allowed size, you will need to look at other programs / drivers:

The primary culprit is usually Nvidia drivers.

If you have a Nvidia graphics card, or a motherboard with a Nvidia chip-set, you have Nvidia drivers installed.

You should go to the Nvidia website and download the latest drivers for your graphics card or motherboard. Then, use “Add/Remove Programs” to uninstall your current drivers. After uninstalling, reboot your computer and proceed to install your newly downloaded drivers.

  geoff47 19:07 07 Apr 2012

Since the repair installation I have been I have been updating, getting service packs etc. etc. There is yet another update going on as I write this. I don't think I have any Nvidia on my PC, I have looked via Everest, and Belarc.

Nothing seems to have improved with the repair installation and the updates.

  rdave13 19:17 07 Apr 2012

Run Chkdsk, link. Run chkdsk volume:/r Might be a symptom of a hard drive going bad even though nothing to do with the registry.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:03 07 Apr 2012

USe Ccleaner to clean the registry (very safe)

  geoff47 21:25 07 Apr 2012

I am away from that PC right now, but I have a nasty feeling it might be the Hard Drive. I was advised a little while ago about another problem it could be the HD on it's way out.

@ Fruit Bat I actually run Ccleaner regularly, thats why I think it could be the HD........oh bugger.

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