Topic Title: Work around for Full Screen DOS Window Hang in XP with Phenom x6?
Topic Summary: NTVDM.EXE can't handle more than 4 cores and hangs when a legacy application is opened. Is there a fix?
Created On: 01/18/2014 09:16 PM
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 01/18/2014 09:16 PM
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wallstreetobserver
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I upgraded from a Phenom x4 to a Phenom x6 and encountered a problem running DOS programs in full screen mode. The ones that can run in a window mode work fine. Setting the affinity to a single CPU in task manager for CMD.EXE and NTVDM.EXE does not resolve the problem. To make it work, I shut off 2 cores in the BIOS. I prefer not to turn my 6 core into a 4 core or have to rely on a DOS emulator like DOSbox. Is there a solution?



Edited: 01/18/2014 at 09:31 PM by wallstreetobserver
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