Long PATH Environment Makes 16-bit Applications Stop Responding

In Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition and Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition problems with running 16-bit applications may occur. They may stop responding or not run at all.

To identify a 16-bit application you’ll need to start the Task Manager and click on the processes tab. If it displays NTVDM at or around 100 percent CPU time then surely a 16-bit application is running on your personal computer.

Problem cause and solution

Microsoft has confirmed this problem for Windows NT version 4.0. It happens when PATH statement contains 200 or more characters or when security policy on the files in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder is too strict. While running 16-bit programs users must have Read access to all files situated in the folder and its subfolders.

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