You receive a "Stop error code 0x000000E3" error message in Windows 2000

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SYMPTOMS

You may receive a "Stop 0x000000E3" error message on a blue screen.

CAUSE

This error message is caused by a resource being freed twice in Ntfs.sys.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   -----------------------------------------------------
   30-Nov-2001  01:13  5.0.2195.4712  513,072  Ntfs.sys
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

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Article ID: 307232 - Last Review: March 18, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
Keywords: 
kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix kboswin2000fix kbwin2000presp3fix kbwin2000sp3fix KB307232

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