Check with your computer’s manufacturer to see if any updates to the BIOS, CPU driver, or chipset driver are available. If so, this problem might be resolved by one of those updates. Check if you have the latest Windows updates and service packs installed. If updating the BIOS, CPU driver, chipset driver, and operating system does not resolve the issue or an update is not available, Microsoft recommends adding the /usepmtimer
switch to the machine’s Boot.ini
file. For step-by-step instructions of how to accomplish this, please see the Workaround section of Microsoft Knowledge Base article 895980
. Even though this KnowledgeBase article is specific to machines using AMD CPUs, this workaround has solved the problem for some customers with machines using Intel CPUs as well.Note:
An incorrect modification to the machine’s Boot.ini
file might leave the machine in an unbootable state. National Instruments highly recommends that you back up any important documents or files on the machine prior to implementing the steps suggested by the Microsoft KnowledgeBase articles linked in this document.