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Chapter 2. The Design and Architecture o... > Windows 9x in Light of NT and Window... - Pg. 53

The Design and Architecture of Windows 2000 Professional #11 53 Although the WOW VDM might crash all your open 16-bit apps due to a single misbehaving one, there's a silver lining. You don't actually have to restart NT to launch the WOW envi- ronment again. You can just run another 16-bit Windows application, and the WOW is re- initialized. Figure 2.4. One crashed 16-bit Windows program can pull down the WOW VDM but not the whole system.