Very Large Files Cause Performance Problems

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SYMPTOMS
Some user interface (UI) features, such as deleting files and viewing theproperties of files, do not work. Also, the use of the WIN32 API,SetEndOfFile, generates inconsistent results.
CAUSE
The Windows NT user interface handles large files, for example, 200 to 300GB, as buffered files rather than nonbuffered files. When a file is openedin a buffered manner, the system attempts to load the file into memorywhich it cannot do due to the size of the file.
RESOLUTION
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 theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
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.
Properties

Article ID: 184537 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 22:54:21 - Revision: 1.3

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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