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Microsoft KB Archive/106140

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Cannot Run 32-Bit File Access with NE2000 ODI Driver

Article ID: 106140

Article Last Modified on 10/8/1999


  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This article was previously published under Q106140


When you load the Novell NE2000.COM ODI driver and use 32-bit file access with the real-mode mapper (RMM.D32), you may experience a five- second delay when loading applications from the Windows GUI interface. (This delay does not occur when loading MS-DOS-based applications from an MS-DOS virtual machine [VM].) This may also cause Windows for Workgroups to load more slowly.


This delay occurs because the NE2000.COM driver is causing RMM.D32 to generate a time-out, and the time-out value is hard coded to be five seconds. Once the application loads, it then runs as fast as it should because it has been stored in cache memory (VCACHE.386).

This problem is in the NE2000.COM MLID and only occurs when IPXODI, which is needed to access NetWare servers, is loaded.

The NE2000 MLIDs known to cause this problem are from the Novell DOSUP7 client files dated 1/18/93, DOSUP8 client files dated 7/30/93, and version 1.34 dated 6/3/91.

Additional query words: 3.11 vfat RMM Slow idle scsi unsupported incompatible hangs locks

Keywords: KB106140