Random Access Violations in Programs with Third-Party Fonts

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Random access violations may occur in your programs after you print with third-party fonts. This problem occurs randomly only if the programs call the Gdi32.dll dynamic-link library (DLL).


In a very specific circumstance, Gdi32.dll might use an uninitialized pointer. This can cause random access violation problems.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version        Size       File name
   08/03/2000  03:42p  5.0.2195.2103    221,968  Gdi32.dll
   05/31/2000  04:45p  5.0.2195.2096    379,152  User32.dll
   08/01/2000  02:08p  5.0.2195.2103  1,639,664  Win32k.sys
   06/22/2000  06:27p  5.0.2195.2096    242,960  Winsrv.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes


Article ID: 269399 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
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