ClearPageFileAtShutdown

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Data type

Range

Default value

REG_DWORD

0 | 1

0

Description

Specifies whether inactive pages in the paging file are filled with zeros when the system stops. This is a Windows 2000 security feature that prevents the pages from being read by another process. The system cannot fill active pages with zeros because some are being used by the system or by other active processes.

Value

Meaning

0

Inactive pages are not filled with zeros.

1

Inactive pages are filled with zeros.

Caution

Changing this value can degrade the performance of your computer.

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