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This article was previously published under Q142648
After a user-mode application attempts to open certain internal Windows NT File System (NTFS) meta-files, Windows NT may halt with the kernel mode trap screen STOP 0x00000024 in Ntfs.sys or STOP 0x0000001e in Ntoskrnl. The internal system files in question are not visible to applications and the errors described above would not be expected to occur for the reason stated here under normal usage. Only if an application knows the names and locations of the files and there is a deliberate attempt to access them will the system halt.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT versions 3.51 and 4.0. This problem was corrected in the latest Windows NT 3.51 U.S. Service Pack and in the latest Windows NT 4.0 U.S. Service Pack. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):
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