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File Manager GP Fault on BW-NFS Network

Article ID: 106235

Article Last Modified on 10/28/1999


  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This article was previously published under Q106235


You may experience a general protection (GP) fault in Microsoft Windows for Workgroups File Manager when you access files on a Beame & Whiteside Network File System (BW-NFS) network drive.


BW-NFS is capable of storing files with names longer than the MS-DOS limit of 8 characters plus a 3 character extension. You may receive the GP fault if this long file name support feature is enabled on the BW-NFS server where BW-NFS is installed as a primary or secondary network for Windows for Workgroups 3.11.

Note that the name of the file being manipulated does not have to exceed the MS-DOS file name limits to cause this error.


Disable the long file name support on the BW-NFS network server.

Additional query words: LFN parse longname 3.11 filename

Keywords: KB106235