JSI Tip 8929. When you use Task Manager, or the System applet in Control Panel, on your Windows Server 2003 that has 4 gigabytes of RAM, the amount of RAM is incorrect?

The subject behavior will occur on some motherboard chipsets.

To workaround this problem:

1. Start / Run / Winmsd.exe / OK.

2. Select System Summary.

3. View the Total Physical Memory item in the right-hand pane.

To resolve this problem, you can add the /PAE switch to the end of the line that starts your operating system in the %SystemDrive%\Boot.ini file:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window.

2. Type attrib -r -s -h %systemdrive%\boot.ini and press Enter.

3. Type notepad %systemdrive%\boot.ini and press Enter.

4. Add the /PAE switch to the end of the line(s) that starts Windows Server 2003.


if your %systemdrive%\Boot.ini contains:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Enterprise" /fastdetect

Change it to:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Enterprise" /fastdetect /PAE

5. On the file menu, press Save.

6. On the file menu, press Exit.

7. Type attrib +r +s +h %systemdrive%\boot.ini and press Enter.

8. Type exit and press Enter.

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