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Compile on a Windows XP-based computer takes longer to complete than on a Windows NT-based computer
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For a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 version of this article, see 890553Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When you try to compile a program on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, it may take approximately 30 percent to 40 percent longer to complete than it did when the same computer hardware was Microsoft Windows NT-based.
On a multihomed computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP, you may experience delays of between 10 and 60 seconds when you use Universal Naming Convention (UNC) paths to access files that are stored on a remote server message block (SMB) server. This problem occurs more frequently as your computer tries to access files more frequently. For example, the problem may occur when an application tries to access files at two-second intervals. The problem does not occur when you access the files through a mapped network drive. The problem also does not occur when NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) is disabled on at least one network interface.
This problem may occur if you compile a large program that has many files. Windows XP caches the files that you are compiling, and when the Windows cache limit is reached, Windows removes the files from the cache. When it does so, Windows may remove the files that are used frequently during the compilation. To use these files, you must cache them again. Recaching the files slows the compile process.
Service pack informationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/ )How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------- 15-Apr-2003 23:25 5.1.2600.1206 92,160 Cscdll.dll 15-Apr-2003 22:59 5.1.2600.1206 401,920 Mrxsmb.sys 15-Apr-2003 22:59 5.1.2600.1206 155,392 Rdbss.sys
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.To successfully apply this hotfix, you must add the ScavengerTimeLimit value to the registry. To do this, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.