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In cases where 16-bit applications are launched repeatedly in separate Virtual DOS Machines (VDMs), system resources may be depleted because of a WOW memory leak. Symptoms of the leak condition will be popup errors messages indicating "low virtual memory" and potential system crashes if memory resources are severely depleted over a long period of time. The problem can be recognized by monitoring MemUsage under Windows NT Task Manager or by running Performance Monitor using the following counters:
Object: Process Counter: Handle count and Private Bytes Instance: csrss
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
Article ID: 186495 - Last Review: October 8, 2013 - Revision: 2.2