NTVDM peaks to 100% CPU utilization with DOS.
Posted on 2003-03-11
I am in a real bind here. The environment I work in is mixed Novell 4.x and Windows NT 4 Server environment.
We are transitioning off of this 16 bit application that communicates with an old Btrieve database that resides on a Novell 4.x server.
We have shortcuts to batch file that launches a DOS app. When the DOS box launches the processor (machines are Compaq Evo 500s 2.4Ghz) 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.