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What should you do in case of 0xc0000017 error?

In this article you will find out:

  • how to get rid of 0xc0000017 issue
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

About 0xc0000017 error

Error code 0xc0000017 often appears with the message:


Your computer needs repair.

There is not enough memory to create a RAM disk.

This indicates that you do not have enough virtual memory or paging file quotas for the operation you specified. This error is the prerogative of Windows 10, less often Windows 8.1, and refers to blue screen errors.

To use the tools to repair this error, you need installation media (such as a disk or USB device). In the most difficult situations, you will need the help of an administrator or computer manufacturer.

Let's begin

Here are few methods that can be helpful and any of them can be your solution

Maybe, system files are lost?

You can recover your lost/deleted system files by copying system files. After that, you should be able to boot normally without the blue screen error.

So, follow these steps:

Download and install WinPE and enter Windows Preinstallation Environment. Next, go to the C: \ Windows \ System32 \ config \ RegBack folder; find and copy the system file backup in config. After these steps, you should be able to boot normally. If all else fails, the problem is most likely something else.

There is not enough memory available to create a RAMDISK device

Since Windows error code 0xc0000017 means there is not enough memory to create the RAMDISK device, you can simply clear the bad entries in memory. It won't take you much time, but be prudent!

To get started, connect the Windows 10 installation disc to your computer and start booting the system.

Open the option Troubleshoot And go to Advanced options. Next, on the boot screen, select Command Prompt and enter certain commands:

bcdedit / enum all and press Enter. This command will allow you to see a list of all memory locations marked as bad. That is, all these cells can be deleted.

The next required command:

bcdedit / deletevalue {badmemory} badmemorylist and press enter.

After that, exit the command line and restart your computer to then perform the update.

Turn off devices

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According to user experience, error code 0xc0000017 can be caused by a conflict of external devices. To find out if this is the case in your case, you should disconnect external devices one by one.

This applies not only to storage devices but also to keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.

Then, be sure to restart your computer and connect the devices one at a time to identify which one is causing the conflict.

Check drivers

Outdated motherboard drivers may cause error code 0xc0000017 Windows 10. Therefore, updating them would be wise in this situation. However, you understand that the computer still cannot boot, so you will also need a recovery disc or WinPE USB.

On a work computer, you need to go to the manufacturer's official website and download the latest drivers to a USB drive.

Now using the installation disc boot the problem computer. In the download window, click on Troubleshoot and open Advanced options. Next, go to Startup Options And click "Restart" and press "F4". This will put you into Safe Mode. Now plug in the USB stick that contains the driver update. Now open the executable file and follow the instructions of the wizard to install the driver. Now restart your computer without the installation drive, you should be fine.

Turn off devices

Windows 10 has a unique hybrid graphics concept. It is because in one computer two video cards are involved. As a result, there are several options for its use: both with high-performance and high-energy saving. It is these hybrid graphics that sometimes causes the blue screen error. In this case, turn it off and everything will be fine.

First, you need to go to the startup menu: press the power button to turn off the computer, then press the power button again to turn on the computer. Now press the ESC key continuously to enter the startup menu (the key may differ depending on the manufacturer).

Next, go to the BIOS menu by pressing the F10 key. Use the arrows to select Advanced and go to Device Configuration. Next, select the Hybrid Graphics option and click Disable. Now save your changes and exit BIOS. Booting your computer will no longer cause you problems.

While fixing the error “there isn't enough memory to create a RAMDISK device” anything can happen

Your data is at risk, as this system error can damage your data, or it will disappear altogether. To recover them, you will need reliable software - DiskInternals Partition Recovery. This software supports recovering pictures, photos, videos, pictures, music, documents, mail, etc.

No limit on the size of the lost files. Moreover, for those who are new to data recovery, there is a built-in wizard (there are three of them to choose from) that will guide you step by step until your goal is achieved. You can also take advantage of the free trial version of DiskInternals Partition Recovery, and only after you are convinced of the quality and speed of recovery, you will purchase a license and a license key for this product. You can use disk imaging and experiment with fixing the error however you like.

Disk imaging is one of the most useful features of this application and is also free. You can create a disk image in advance and store it on other media. If a system failure or data loss, you can refer to this disk image and restore all the necessary information and system configuration.

DiskInternals Partition Recovery is a program with many years of experience (created in 2004) that reliably helps both ordinary users and professionals to recover files, regardless of the reason for their loss. Therefore, you can be sure that this application will help you right now! Download and use DiskInternals Partition Recovery and enjoy your precious data!

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