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.
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.
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.