Article ID: 270610 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q270610
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
If any thread in a process is waiting for an MB_SERVICE_NOTIFICATION type of message box, the process object does not exit even after the process exits normally (by using the ExitProcess function) or abnormally (with an exception or by using the TerminateProcess function). The process object is not released until the message box is dismissed. This behavior occurs only in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6 and Service Pack 6A, and in Windows 2000.
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:
260910The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------------- 09/01/2000 08:32p 5.0.2195.2111 1,678,464 Ntkrnlmp.exe 09/01/2000 08:33p 5.0.2195.2111 1,678,464 Ntkrnlpa.exe 09/01/2000 08:33p 5.0.2195.2111 1,699,136 Ntkrpamp.exe 09/01/2000 08:31p 5.0.2195.2111 1,656,448 Ntoskrnl.exe
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:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249149/EN-US/ )Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
Article ID: 270610 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.