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When you run scripts continuously in many threads in an active script host, the application may deadlock on critical sections in the Pdm.dll file. When the application is in the deadlock state, the CPU utilization for the application that appears in Task Manager will be close to 0 percent. This problem occurs more frequently in multiprocessor computers.
A 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.
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, submit a request to 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:
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-Jul-2003 10:29 7.10.3196.0 335,872 Mdm.exe 15-Jul-2003 10:34 7.10.3196.0 192,512 Msdbg2.dll 15-Jul-2003 10:36 7.10.3196.0 192,512 Pdm.dll 15-Jul-2003 02:48 7.10.3196.0 192,512 Vs7jit.exe 15-Jul-2003 02:48 7.10.3196.0 24,576 Mdmui.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.