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On systems with some Cirrus-compatible video adapters, Windows NT may randomly and infrequently stop responding (hang) and report the following blue screen error message:
STOP 0x00000050 error
The GDI in Windows NT requires 8-byte alignment on the bitmaps it is expected to draw on. Cirrus's driver provides 4-byte alignment instead of 8. This may cause problems on some video adapters where output requests are delivered to GDI.
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.
Article ID: 188303 - Last Review: October 9, 2013 - Revision: 2.2