Paradox 8 on Windows 7: Two problems - 05-11-2012 , 02:07 PM
I've used Paradox for over 20 years, using only the interactive QBE capabilities. Now I have a brand new hex-core Windows 7 machine with 2 big problems for Paradox 8:
1. Paradox runs incredibly slowly, way more slowly than it did 10 years agoon a Pentium 3 I had. Related to this, I'm sure, is the fact that it nevertakes up more than 2% of the cpu utilization. Paradox is somehow not beingtreated well by Windows 7, and I don't know what to do. I have to run it as Administrator or else it crashes after saying that it can't initialize the BDE Engine. The only other thing I do differently is use ProView with it,but that doesn't seem to make a difference.
2. I have several enormous tables to analyze, each with 20 to 50 million records. Even though I've set the block size to 32768 with BDE, and the tech spec seems to indicate a maximum of several billion records, Paradox won't accept more than 4 million records.