Err Msg: STOP 0x0000000A Corrupted Data Packet Causes PPTP to Hang in Ndiswan.sys

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It is possible for a corrupted IP packet received over PPTP to cause your system to bugcheck. This problem only occurs when you run PPTP.


This problem is caused by a corrupted datapacket, where the Frame Length given in the packet header was longer than expected. This caused the code that read that frame to be confused and to corrupt memory, which in turn lead the computer to stop responding (hang). The fix verifies that the Frame Length provided in a packet is not larger than the system expects. Microsoft believes this error to be rare, and the fix to be safe.


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. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5.


Article ID: 230177 - Last Review: August 2, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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