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BUG #: 57428 (SQLBUG_70)
When a transaction with a transaction name that is an empty string (that is, ' ') is rolled back, the connection or spid leaves the transaction open. For example:
When you try to commit or rollback the same transaction in the same spid or you close the connection or kill the spid from another connection, the spid with the open transaction causes an access violation with a fatal exception, which results in a server down.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561For more information, contact your primary support provider.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254561/ )INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0