Solved

ntvdm.exe taking 100% CPU when DOS application active & ws run slowly

Posted on 2007-03-20
5
363 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
We had a small 3 workstation workgroup running windows 98, which was used to run a DOS based database application.

We have just replaced the 3 workstations with new XP based systems. The local server runs the database just fine, but the two networked workstations run really slowly.

We have identified that ntvdm.exe is takeing 100% of the CPU bandwidth while ever the database is open on the networked computers, which causes them to run really slowly. I understand that this program is the 16bit virtual machine, used to run a 16 bit application in a 32bit environment, but we need to resolve this, as the workstations become un-usable whenever the database is open.

Can anyone help in resolving this issue?
0
Comment
Question by:nigelbeatson
  • 4
5 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:blue_zee
Comment Utility
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:blue_zee
Comment Utility
A solution may be (stress the may...) increasing RAM.

Could this be an issue with your system?

Zee
0
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
blue_zee earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
0
 

Author Comment

by:nigelbeatson
Comment Utility
Thats the one zee, it worked a treat. Many thanks to everyone!
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:blue_zee
Comment Utility
Great!

And you're welcome.

Thank you for the fine grading.

Zee
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Can I legally transfer my OEM version of Windows to another PC?  (AKA - Can I put a new systemboard in my OEM PC?) Few of us are both IT and legal experts but we all have our own views of Microsoft's licensing rules and how they apply.  There are…
If you have done a reformat of your hard drive and proceeded to do a successful Windows XP installation, you may notice that a choice between two operating systems when you start up the machine. Here is how to get rid of this: Click Start Clic…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now