Open Handles Cause STOP 0x0000001E or STOP 0x00000024

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While shutting down an application the system may stop with a STOP 0x0000001E or STOP 0x00000024 error message. In the case of the STOP 0x0000001E the first parameter will always be C0000005.


This problem occurs when an application opens a lot of handles but never closes them. This has been seen when an application continually opens a registry key but never closes it. When the application is closed the system attempts to close all of the keys but runs out of system resources while doing it.


To resolve this problem, the application has to be modified to close the registry key when it is done with it.


Article ID: 195857 - Last Review: February 25, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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