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When you run CGI multiple stress instances on an Internet Information Server (IIS) version 3.0 server on a Windows NT FAT partition server, you may see I/O on the computer come to a halt. On NTFS, the same thing may occur, but at a much slower rate of deadlock. The difference is entirely due to architectural issues of the synchronization done in the two file system drivers.
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:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
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.