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*Mitchell, Charles
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GPF error

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11-22-1999 05:58 PM
<<< Message <38395CA2.24E244CD@tbastructures.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.r14general' on Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:09:23 -0500.>>>

I'm running LT 97 on a windows client network, and all the
project files reside on my computer. There are several
workstations logged on to my C: drive with full access to
project files and system devices. There are 2 programs which
are open all the time on my pc (AutoPlot & MDaemon), while I am
running LT & others are trying to access files located on my
pc. Occasionally, others get a GPF (general protection fault)
error and have to close down AutoCAD. This becomes very
annoying, after the first time, because we can only recover the
crashed drawing file by renaming the sv$ file to a dwg file. Is
the problem with the 2 programs open all the time? I have
plenty of memory (64) and enough disk space free (200 mb). Or
is it an OS problem? Windows 95 is not the best OS to run peer
to peer networking for 8 pc's, unless you're running a 10baseT,
or 100baseT system. Can anyone shed more light on this subject?
*Allaire, Yves
Message 2 of 4 (85 Views)

Re: GPF error

11-22-1999 05:58 PM in reply to: *Mitchell, Charles
<<< Message <38395EA9.422D01C7@lino.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.r14general' on Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:18:01 -0500.>>>

We had similar problem, and it went away when we installed Win NT 4.0
Network.

But I must tell you 64Mb of RAM is not plenty, (With AutoCAD) and 200Mb
free disk space either, if the
temporary files of the users goes onto your Disk.

It might be a memory/disk space problem problem.

Hope this helps.

Charles Mitchell wrote:

> I'm running LT 97 on a windows client network, and all the
> project files reside on my computer. There are several
> workstations logged on to my C: drive with full access to
> project files and system devices. There are 2 programs which
> are open all the time on my pc (AutoPlot & MDaemon), while I am
> running LT & others are trying to access files located on my
> pc. Occasionally, others get a GPF (general protection fault)
> error and have to close down AutoCAD. This becomes very
> annoying, after the first time, because we can only recover the
> crashed drawing file by renaming the sv$ file to a dwg file. Is
> the problem with the 2 programs open all the time? I have
> plenty of memory (64) and enough disk space free (200 mb). Or
> is it an OS problem? Windows 95 is not the best OS to run peer
> to peer networking for 8 pc's, unless you're running a 10baseT,
> or 100baseT system. Can anyone shed more light on this subject?
*Mitchell, Charles
Message 3 of 4 (85 Views)

Re:

11-29-1999 09:05 AM in reply to: *Mitchell, Charles
True, 64 Mb of RAM & 200 Mb of free space are not plenty, however, it was sufficient enough for us to be productive up until a few weeks
ago, when we started to get these error messages. Could the problem reside in the network card? (Linksys) Or could the problem be with
the OS? Windows NT 4.0 sounds like the way to go, but I need to be able to justify it. Could the problem be that I always have (2)
programs running concurrently, and that other pc's logging on to my pc at the same time are depleting all resources? Or could it be the
configuration of the network? My basic question, along with the ones I just stated, is what is a general protection fault error, and why
does it shut down the network?

-Charles-

Yves Allaire wrote:

> <<< Message <38395EA9.422D01C7@lino.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.r14general' on Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:18:01 -0500.>>>
>
> We had similar problem, and it went away when we installed Win NT 4.0
> Network.
>
> But I must tell you 64Mb of RAM is not plenty, (With AutoCAD) and 200Mb
> free disk space either, if the
> temporary files of the users goes onto your Disk.
>
> It might be a memory/disk space problem problem.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Charles Mitchell wrote:
>
> > I'm running LT 97 on a windows client network, and all the
> > project files reside on my computer. There are several
> > workstations logged on to my C: drive with full access to
> > project files and system devices. There are 2 programs which
> > are open all the time on my pc (AutoPlot & MDaemon), while I am
> > running LT & others are trying to access files located on my
> > pc. Occasionally, others get a GPF (general protection fault)
> > error and have to close down AutoCAD. This becomes very
> > annoying, after the first time, because we can only recover the
> > crashed drawing file by renaming the sv$ file to a dwg file. Is
> > the problem with the 2 programs open all the time? I have
> > plenty of memory (64) and enough disk space free (200 mb). Or
> > is it an OS problem? Windows 95 is not the best OS to run peer
> > to peer networking for 8 pc's, unless you're running a 10baseT,
> > or 100baseT system. Can anyone shed more light on this subject?
*Primary
Message 4 of 4 (85 Views)

Re:

11-29-1999 06:04 PM in reply to: *Mitchell, Charles
wow! glad it worked so well for so long, but there are many areas to
consider here:

What did happen "a few weeks ago?" (you may say "nothing" but a change HAS
occured)
Recheck network properties on all clients, one bad packet can spoil the
whole barrel (things to watch are all cards set to 10mb (not auto) all set
to half duplex (not auto)
Ensure users are not opening the same file at the same time etc. (NT will be
more robust here)
Have you fully defragmented your drive? (this will also check for faults)

Charles Mitchell wrote in message
news:3842B26A.E84FA388@tbastructures.com...
> True, 64 Mb of RAM & 200 Mb of free space are not plenty, however, it was
sufficient enough for us to be productive up until a few weeks
> ago, when we started to get these error messages. Could the problem
reside in the network card? (Linksys) Or could the problem be with
> the OS? Windows NT 4.0 sounds like the way to go, but I need to be able
to justify it. Could the problem be that I always have (2)
> programs running concurrently, and that other pc's logging on to my pc at
the same time are depleting all resources? Or could it be the
> configuration of the network? My basic question, along with the ones I
just stated, is what is a general protection fault error, and why
> does it shut down the network?
>
> -Charles-
>
> Yves Allaire wrote:
>
> > <<< Message <38395EA9.422D01C7@lino.com> was originally posted to
'autodesk.autocad.r14general' on Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:18:01 -0500.>>>
> >
> > We had similar problem, and it went away when we installed Win NT 4.0
> > Network.
> >
> > But I must tell you 64Mb of RAM is not plenty, (With AutoCAD) and 200Mb
> > free disk space either, if the
> > temporary files of the users goes onto your Disk.
> >
> > It might be a memory/disk space problem problem.
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> > Charles Mitchell wrote:
> >
> > > I'm running LT 97 on a windows client network, and all the
> > > project files reside on my computer. There are several
> > > workstations logged on to my C: drive with full access to
> > > project files and system devices. There are 2 programs which
> > > are open all the time on my pc (AutoPlot & MDaemon), while I am
> > > running LT & others are trying to access files located on my
> > > pc. Occasionally, others get a GPF (general protection fault)
> > > error and have to close down AutoCAD. This becomes very
> > > annoying, after the first time, because we can only recover the
> > > crashed drawing file by renaming the sv$ file to a dwg file. Is
> > > the problem with the 2 programs open all the time? I have
> > > plenty of memory (64) and enough disk space free (200 mb). Or
> > > is it an OS problem? Windows 95 is not the best OS to run peer
> > > to peer networking for 8 pc's, unless you're running a 10baseT,
> > > or 100baseT system. Can anyone shed more light on this subject?
>
>
>

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