Computer Hangs After 49.7 Days

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After 49.7 days of continuous operation, your Windows-based computer may stop responding (hang).

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This problem can occur because of a timing algorithm in the Vtdapi.vxd file.


 To resolve this problem, use the appropriate method: 

Windows 98

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Release Date: Jun-04-1999

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119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

More information

For additional information about Windows 95 updates, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
161020 Implementing Windows 95 Updates


Article ID: 216641 - Last Review: August 23, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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