Specifying a Group Name in LMHOSTS File May Cause STOP 0xA

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SYMPTOMS

Any Windows NT system that contains one or more NetBIOS group names specified in the LMHOSTS file may experience a STOP 0xA error message with parameters similar to the following:

Stop 0xA (0000000a 00000000 00000002 00000000)

CAUSE

If a group name is added to the NetBT name cache as a result of the network activity of various services before the LMHOSTS file is fully parsed, and the LMHOSTS file contains a matching group name entry, the system incorrectly overwrites the cached entry with the LMHOSTS entry. Because it is assumed that the LMHOSTS file only contains unique NetBIOS names and not group names, the cached entry is incorrectly treated as unique, causing a STOP 0xA.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.

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Article ID: 178113 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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