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07-11-2011 06:08 PM - edited 07-11-2011 06:31 PM
This would be for the system showing the large hardware reserve for memory usage. ? I know if the maximum memory box is checked and the value is not the maximum installed then this will cause a large hardware reserve memory amount to be shown.
Here is something to try when in MSCONFIG --> Boot tab--->Advanced options--> check the Max memory box and see if it fills in 6 GB. If it does then save on the way out and reboot. If this doesn't work then be sure to set MSCONFIG back to normal.
Double check to make sure that you have the latest drivers installed (video, chipset etc...) Check the bios level .
Have you thought about W7 service pack 1? Are you using XP Mode and Virtual PC?
BTW, what video adapter is in your laptop?
07-11-2011 08:11 PM
I tried to set the max mwmory to 6144 and checked the box to enable this limit. I rebooted and when i came back up and went back into msconfig/boot/advanced Windows had filled in 2048 instead of 6144. I tried several different levels of memory and each time it filled in some lower amount under 2048. I then unchecked the set limit option and rebooted.
as far as the drivers go, I reinstalled every driver that HP listed for my 4280US and there was no change. I am convinced that HP is missing something in their driver list. I did have an issue with the Intel HD video driver. When I installed it it installed the turbo boost driver instead. I am not sure why because the turbo boost driver is listed seperately under the chipset group and is completely different.
As far that the video card I have on this system. It has switchable graphics when on battery it is using an intel video card. When on wall power it switches to an AMD HD Radion 6550. It is supposed to have 1GB of video ram.
I have already installed Win7SP1
I have never set anything to XP mode. I have not installed virtual PC, but in my BIOS there is a setting to enable hardware accelleration for virtualization. I do not think that anything in the BIOS could be the issue because when I switched back to the old hard drive everything was exactly as it should be. I am convinced that there is some driver that I am missing. I need a REAL list of all drivers installed for this laptop. The list that the driver download page contains MUST be incomplete because something is not running correctly.
07-12-2011 12:55 AM
MY BAD! I did not install Win7- 64 bit, I installed Win 7-32 bit. Of course it did not recognize any memory above 4 GB as usable.
BTW: I was able to directly copy my original partition from the old disk to the SSD and was able to sucessfully boot from it.
First I used a free program called Partition Wizard Home edition (http://download.cnet.com/Partition-Wizard-Home-Edi
thank you for you assistance. Sorry for the bad data and mistake on the version of Win7.
07-12-2011 01:20 PM - edited 07-12-2011 05:24 PM
There are always many possibilities to a given problem.
You can actually get all four partitions on 120 MB SSD. It worked for me without doing what you have done.
BTW, I suggested your situation fix (32 bit OS) months ago on another forum and the OP thought that I was insinuating that the OP was stupid. Basically I got flamed for making that suggestion.
07-12-2011 06:44 PM
Sometimes even the best of us are stupid. I have been working in computers for a long time. I have even been a systems analyst for many of those years. One thing I have learned is that when you think that you are immune to being stupid, you make your greatest mistakes. I appreciate all of your suggestions even the obvious ones.
Thanks again for you help.