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JSI Tip 0587 - Your COMPAQ server experiences performance degradation and/or hangs.

The Task Manager / Process tab shows that 10 to 100 instances of Cpqdbg.exe are running.

The Compaq cpqdebugger is installed by Compaq's SSD 2.04 and may start multiple instances of Cpqdbg.exe.

Change the default debugger from the Compaq debugger to Dr. Watson. Edit


If the string value is cpqdbg -p%Id -e %Id -g, change it to drwtsn32 and leave options the same.

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