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Exceedingly slow performance

 
João Fonseca de Almeida
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Exceedingly slow performance

Hi,
My system is a Compaq PL530Ml 256MB W2K SP3, Compaq SP6.10,
Smart Array 5302/32, 2*HDD 9GB 15 K (RAID 1)+3*HDD 18 GB 15 (RAID 5).
I'm having a problem with certain apps, including some older types of Service Pack, such as Compaq (SPxxxx) and MS SQL 7 SP4.
The trouble is they launch very slowly and disapear for large periods of time (minutes), during which Task Manager shows the following:
ImageName PID CPU CPU Time Mem
NTVDM.EXE 1948 0 0:00 4.068
_isdel.exe 0 0:00
winoldap.mod 0 0:00
wowexec.exe 0 0:00
Is this a normal behaviour?
The system is otherwise performing as expected.
Help!
TIA,
Joao
2 REPLIES
Theo Hill_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Exceedingly slow performance

It's more than likely a memory issue. Running Win2k and other apps on 256MB of memory is not going to work too well. You should have atleast 1GB worth of memory in this server.
João Fonseca de Almeida
Occasional Visitor

Re: Exceedingly slow performance

Hi,
Thanks for the reply.
I don't think that is the problem, because it only occurs with older 16-bit programs. All 32-bit software runs fine.

I forgot to mention that my server is dual processor (PIII/866).

Thanks again.
Joao