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How can I stop Windows NT System Code and Drivers being paged?

A. A. Normally User-mode & kernel-mode drivers and kernel-mode system code is written to either pageable or non-pageable memory. It is possible to configure NT never to page out drivers and system code to the pagefile that are in the pageable memory area however this should only be done on systems with large amounts of RAM or severe performance problems could develop.

  1. Start the registry editor
  2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
  3. Double click on DisablePagingExecutive and set to 1. Click OK (it is of type DWORD so create if it does not exist)
  4. Reboot the machine

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