512kb of low memory is required to run windows NT?

Posted: 12-18-2003, 01:57 PM
I am trying to install WinXP Pro on a Gateway Essential 933 PC
The PC has the latest BIOS
There is 128MB of Memory (I am buying 256MB more)
A new, unformatted 40GB EIDE hard drive.

When I boot the PC, the POST shows the 128MB of memory (it
goes through the memory check), I have the WinXP Pro CD in the
CD ROM drive, it starts to boot off the CD then this error message
pops up:

"Windows NT has found only 447K of low memory, 512kb of low memory
is required to run windows NT. You may need to upgrade your computer."

What is the problem?




512kb of low memory is required to run windows NT?


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Re: 512kb of low memory is required to run windows NT?
Posted: 12-18-2003, 02:38 PM
Never Mind. I fixed it. I set the BIOS setting to Default and now XP will install.
Not sure what the problem was... I just upgraded my BIOS to the latest version,
and it looked OK after the upgrade. Not sure why setting it to the default settings
made a difference, unless some setting was causing a memory problem.

I did contact Gateway, and all they told me was to contact Microsoft...



"JR" <johnnyrNOSPAM@bellsouth.net> wrote in message news:ecT9O7WxDHA.1908@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I am trying to install WinXP Pro on a Gateway Essential 933 PC
> The PC has the latest BIOS
> There is 128MB of Memory (I am buying 256MB more)
> A new, unformatted 40GB EIDE hard drive.
>
> When I boot the PC, the POST shows the 128MB of memory (it
> goes through the memory check), I have the WinXP Pro CD in the
> CD ROM drive, it starts to boot off the CD then this error message
> pops up:
>
> "Windows NT has found only 447K of low memory, 512kb of low memory
> is required to run windows NT. You may need to upgrade your computer."
>
> What is the problem?
>
>
>
>

 
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