Event ID: 2017; Event Source: srv

I have two Windows 7 computers on my home network.  One is a desktop and the other is a laptop. 

They both run Microsoft Security Essentials. 

My desktop computer log has repeated system error messages "Microsoft Product:Windows Operating System; Version: 6.1.7600.16385; Event ID:2017; Event Source: srv" "The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations."

The latop has no such error message.

I found a forum problem similar to mine but that person had a Windows 7 computer and an XP computer.  The solution was to change registry entries on the XP computer.

What is the solution when running two Windows 7 computers?


Hi Joecolumbo,

1. Do you have any third party antivirus or security program installed on your computer?

2. When does this error message occur?

This issue occurs due to the antivirus software present on your computer and also the less system cache.

As a test you may consider disabling security software on your Windows 7 machine and check for the issue.

Turn windows firewall on or off


Disable antivirus software


Note :Enable all security software after the test.

If the issue gets resolved then I suggest you to follow these below steps.

a. Click Start, Run.

b. Type "regedit"

c. Set the following registry key to ‘1′:

Navigate to:

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

d. And set the following registry key to ‘3′:


After making these changes, restart your machine.
Registry disclaimer
Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Thanks and Regards:
I. Suuresh Kumar - Microsoft Support.

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