SAP R/3 Processes Peg the CPU and Do Not Terminate on Windows 2000

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SYMPTOMS

When you run SAP R/3 on a Windows 2000-based server that has been started with the /3GB switch in effect, some of the SAP processes may peg the CPU and not terminate. Because of the nature of SAP, the occurrence of this behavior on one server may also negatively affect remote servers, making it necessary to restart those servers also.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs if there is not enough virtual address space reserved to manage all of the potential non-direct working-set entries. Starting the server with the /3GB switch is more likely to expose this behavior because starting the server with the /3GB switch limits the memory that is available for the hash table of the process's working set that the operating system maintains.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version        Size       File name
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   06-Aug-2001  19:19  5.0.2195.4070  1,685,696  Ntkrnlmp.exe
   06-Aug-2001  19:19  5.0.2195.4070  1,685,312  Ntkrnlpa.exe
   06-Aug-2001  19:19  5.0.2195.4070  1,705,984  Ntkrpamp.exe
   06-Aug-2001  19:19  5.0.2195.4070  1,663,424  Ntoskrnl.exe
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information on how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

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Article ID: 304887 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
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