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"Out of Memory" Error Running Scanreg.exe with /Fix or /Restore
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This article was previously published under Q187680
When you run Registry Checker (Scanreg.exe) with the /fix or /restore switch, you may receive an "out of memory" error message. You may also receive this error message when Scanreg.exe creates a backup copy of the registry during Windows startup.
This error message can occur if there is less than 340 kilobytes (KB) of free conventional memory. When you use Scanreg.exe with the /fix or /restore switch, more than 340 KB of free conventional memory may be required, depending on the size of the registry and the amount of damage.
To resolve this issue, increase the amount of free conventional memory to more than 340 KB. You can use any of the following methods to increase the amount of free conventional memory:
You may be able to run Scanreg.exe with the /fix or /restore switch with as little as 320 KB of free conventional memory, depending on your configuration.
For additional information about Registry Checker, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : Description of the Windows Registry Checker Tool (Scanreg.exe)