Pro/E 2001 with Win XP professional

Discussion in 'Pro/Engineer & Creo Elements/Pro' started by Pierre-Luc Vachon, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. I get a problem everytime I use Pro/E 2001 on my computer (win xp
    pro)... I start the program, it runs for a time, and then it freezes.
    I can continue to click, the program will do the actions (like saving)
    but with a lot of seconds between each one. All my friends are using
    those versions of Pro/E and Windows without any problem, so is there a
    well-known conflict between Pro/E and a spécific program, like
    ZoneAlarm or PhotoShop, for example?
    Pierre-Luc Vachon, Jul 2, 2003
  2. Pierre-Luc Vachon

    David Janes Guest

    Pro/e is a heavily networked or network aware program. I'm on a high speed
    network, through a cable internet modem. For protection, I've installed a
    fire wall. If I set the fire wall to block all transmission, Pro/e will
    start and seem to run normally for a while. But after some time, maybe 10-15
    minutes, it will do as you've noticed, slow way down, and start to do a
    tremendous amount of data swapping to disk. If I have a resource meter
    running at the same time, I notice ram is maxed out. If I restore Pro/e's
    access to the network, it runs normally. Pro/e has four modules ~ xtop.exe,
    pro_comm_msg.exe, nmsd.exe and nmsq.exe ~ which request access to the
    network and open ports. Judging by running NETSTAT, the ports connect one
    module to another through the network. I'm guessing that, without network
    access, and when ram is maxed out, these modules start communicating through
    the hard drive.

    Therefore, I'd investigate what your network situation is. Do you even have
    a network card. If you just have a card it helps and have the network
    support installed and activated. Also, try running NETSTAT while Pro/e is
    running to see if it has opened ports, all local and ephemeral TCP ports.
    Beyond that, Pro/e need a lot of ram, the more the merrier. But investigate
    the network issues first, including among your friends.

    David Janes
    David Janes, Jul 2, 2003
  3. Pierre-Luc Vachon

    Bert Guest

    Yep, shut down ZoneAlarm, your problem will be fixed then. I do not
    know why, but I have the very same problem here.

    Bert, Jul 4, 2003
  4. I had the same problem with Zone Alarm. It didn't go away until I
    uninstalled it.
    John Morrison, Aug 7, 2003
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