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16 bit client, Btrieve database, and NTVDM? HELP!

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I am in a real bind here. The environment I work in is migrating from a Novell 3.x/DOS based environment to a Win2K AD/WinXP environment.

We are transitioning off of this 16 bit application that communicates with an old Btrieve database that resides on a Novell 3.x server.

The client runs fine in XP. You can get into the application without any problems. Once you click on a customer record though, the trouble begins. The processor (machines are Dell 2.0ghz) pegs out to 100% and the application just sits there. If you open up the task manager you can see the NTVDM.EXE is the process that's eating up all of the processors resources.

From a little bit of research I have learned that the NTVDM is the built in 16 bit emulator for 2k/XP. I need to figure out what is going on and why this doesn't work. There is almost no overhead on the Novell box where this database resides, so I know it's not a bandwidth issue. This app runs like a champ in 95/98. I need some ideas or things to try, bad. Thanks in advance.
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by:jmiller47
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I would definitely just sort of hold back and get the Micrisoft Compatability Toolkit from the MS site (If you can't find it right away, let us know). This will help you diagnose and fix almost any problems you may be having in runnning old client software. It was specifically built to do what you are trying to do.
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I'm downloading it now. Is this going to be pretty straight forward or am I not going to have a clue what to do once it's installed?
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It shouldn't be all that hard. I would start the wizard, and if you have problems or questions, please post them here and we can walk you through it... :)
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by:Gabe_Rivera
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EE MODERATOR/ADMIN:

Can you please close this question since I made a duplicate issue under the Windows XP forum?

http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qManageQuestion.jsp?ta=winxp&qid=20316510

Please let me know if this is a problem.
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by:jatcan
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See this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q127975

then this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q93688

then, finally this:which relates to refreshing data in cells and how it will get caught in a loop and keep refreshing non-stop, with 100% CPU usage.

http://www.kbAlertz.com/redir.aspx?kbs=44178

PS- You MAY have to call MS on this one. I could not load the second link. MSWebsite gave an error locating the QArticle.

Cheers.
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by:jmiller47
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Jatcan,

I had a similar problem in the past. You will prpbably have the same problem with the Windows Corporate Update site. Although MS allows you to change your security settings the way you want, if you, nothing works. Try setting all of your Internet Security Setting back to dafault and everything shoul dbe fine with that page.

Gabe, if this is not deleted in a timely manner, please place a link to this question and ask again in the Cummunity Support Section. That is the best way to get the attention of the moderators.
Thanks
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by:jatcan
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What? I thought he was having an issue with running th btrieve(converted) DB on winxp? Didn't realize that the windowsupdate site came into the question at all. My appologies for anything I overlooked but, as far as I can tell, the ONLY mention of windowsupdate site is in your post?

Cheers.
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Please disregard that last comment. I misread your comment somehow and thought that you were getting a looped refresh issue loading a Microsoft Page. I apologize for the confusion guys!


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Deletion requested here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/commspt/Q_20322728.html
":0) Asta
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by:Gabe_Rivera
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Correct, I'd like this topic deleted... I asked almost the exact same question in the Windows XP section, accepted an answer as well as awarded a bunch of other people who posted suggestions. That link is: http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qManageQuestion.jsp?ta=winxp&qid=20316510
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You're quick, thanks, C101.
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