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If an unexpected process shutdown occurs, the ExitProcess function is called to end the process. The unexpected process shutdown may occur as a result of an unrecoverable access violation. When this problem occurs, the garbage-collector thread may end while garbage collection is in progress. Later, if a function is called that must wait for garbage collection to be completed, a deadlock occurs. For example, the SystemDomain::ReleaseFusionInterfaces function may be called and must wait for garbage collection to be completed. This causes the process to stop responding (hang).
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next .NET Framework service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question. The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name --------------------------------------------------------- 24-Jan-2003 18:40 1.0.3705.398 1,953,792 Mscorlib.dll 24-Jan-2003 07:02 1.0.3705.398 2,269,184 Mscorsvr.dll 24-Jan-2003 07:01 1.0.3705.398 2,269,184 Mscorwks.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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