EasyBCD crashes when removememory is greater than 100 MBs

I have to test crash dump in Windows Server 2003 and 2008. Most of the servers I use have 4 Gbs or more of memory, so I must use the /maxmem (2003) and removememory (2008) options to limit the total memory so I can get a full memory crash dump, instead of just a kernel dump.

This is a great tool for editing the Windows 2008 bootloader, but when I tried setting the removememory option in EasyBCD the dialog stopped at 100 MBs as the highest amount of memory it would remove. I need to remove 4 to 6 Gigs. So instead I set the option with bcdedit (removing 6144 megs of memeory).

When I later attempted to open EasyBCD to edit another setting, the program crashed with this error:

Unhandled exception has occured...
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.
************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of '6144' is not valid for 'Value'. 'Value' should be between 'Minimum' and 'Maximum'.
Parameter name: Value
at System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown.set_Value(Decimal value)
at ..(Object , EventArgs )
at System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox.OnSelectedIndexChanged(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox.set_SelectedIndex(Int32 value)
at ..()
at ..(Object , EventArgs )
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************

Please increase the removememory option value to handle 4 digit numbers.

Thank You.



woops, looks like this has already been reported. I didn't see the 1st report when i did my forum search. Sorry for the duplicate.
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Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Hi srlawton, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

No worries about the dupe, thanks for dropping by anyway :smile: