I started a thread(click here)because I had noticed something unusual in task manager.
If I turn off my page file, I found out my system is making 98MB of RAM unavailable to me. I came to this conclusion as I have 1GB of RAM installed(which my system is picking up correctly)but in taskmanager, when I turn off my pagefile it says I have a commit charge total of 926MB.
Is there a way for me to find out if something is reserving this RAM, whether it be some s/w or h/w I have on/in my system?
I'm running on XP SP2, Athlon XP 3200+, 2x512MB pc3200 RAM, Radeon 9600 256MB graphics card, Maxtor 40GB H/D.
This is doing my head in trying to get to the bottom of this :0(
Rayuk/Old Shep, thanks for that, but the processes that are running at boot up aren't the problem. There is something else, in addition to these, that is reserving/using RAM.
Crx1600, great minds think alike! The idea of removing a stick of RAM came to me late last night(should say, early hours of this morning). I was about to do this after checking in on here if anyone had posted to this thread. Thanks for the continued interest by the way.
To continue, I think this is most probably XP reserving some RAM for the system cache. The more RAM you install, the more RAM XP will reserve for it. If I had a stick of 256MB RAM, I would've put that in(to give me a total of 768MB RAM), just to see if the difference was 64MB.
At least now I know what it probably is and I ain't gonna worry about it :0)
I'd like to thank everyone again for the input, it's appreciated, dagwoood.