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Old December 21, 2009, 06:33 AM
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Like mentioned above... I fixed the same problem by unchecking max mem in msconfig.

I was using MSCONFIG to make sure windows started with all four cpu cores (i.e. msconfig / Boot / Advanced Options / number of processors).

I guess I also selected use max memory option as well.

In windows Resource Monitor 1026 MB was set aside for "Hardware Reserved"

I unselected the "use max memory" and now Win7 reports the full memory and the Hardware Reserved dropped to zero.

Hope it helps someone else.
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