STOP 0x0000000A in Netbt.sys When Parsing LMHOSTS File

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When Netbt.sys parses through an LMHOSTS file that contains #DOM entries, a STOP 0x0000000A error message may be displayed.


NETBT allocates a buffer for domain entries, yet does not zero out the allocated area, causing code manipulation of invalid data.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:;EN-US;CNTACTMS


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 5.


Article ID: 224550 - Last Review: August 2, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
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