I have a client who just upgraded machines.  Identical Operating System Window 2000 Professional.  On her older slower machine, when she launched WP5.1 CPU utilization  ran 5 - 10 %.  On the new system NTVDM.exe is sucking the life out of her CPU at 100% causing unacceptable performance.  There is another machine in the office running Win 2000 professional and it also runs ok.  

How can I keep NTVDM.EXE from using all of the CPU time?
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ntvdm - ntvdm.exe - Process Information
Process File: ntvdm or ntvdm.exe
Process Name: Windows 16-bit Virtual Machine
Description: Application that provides an environment for a 16-bit process to execute on a 32-bit platform.
Company: Microsoft Corp.
System Process: Yes
Security Risk ( Virus/Trojan/Worm/Adware/Spyware ): No
Common Errors: N/A

go to RUN
type "msconfig" NO QUOTES
uncheck  NTVDM.EXE

if it is not listed in the config file

go to Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services and go thru the list and change the default value to MANUAL


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