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"High-end" computer systems (especially large FibreChannel installations) that have a large number of hard disks may experience slow response times.
This is because of the number of times the bus is reset. Each reset process can stop the entire bus for seconds at a time. When a large number of hard disks are involved, this time can grow to minutes.
This problem was fixed by reducing the number of bus resets performed, while maintaining the requirement of finding the correct disk device when needed.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734The latest service pack is also available at the following Internet location:
(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. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5.