"Stop error code 0x0000001E (KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)" occurs on a heavily loaded server

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SYMPTOMS

On a heavily loaded server that is running Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3), the computer may stop responding and you may receive the following Stop error message:
STOP 0x0000001E (0xC0000005, 0xA001199F, 0x00000000, 0xA0C89369)

KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if Explorer.exe stops responding (crashes) and the shell window is corrupted during a call to the xxxLoadDesktopWallpaper() function. When this problem occurs, the spwndShell attribute has a value of NULL, but the pwndShell attribute retains its previous value.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 is required to install this hotfix. For additional information about how to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File Information

The English version of this fix 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
   -----------------------------------------------------------
   11-Jun-2003  19:09  5.0.2195.6738      42,256  Basesrv.dll
   17-Jan-2003  16:06  5.0.2195.6656     236,304  Cmd.exe
   11-Jun-2003  19:09  5.0.2195.6660     233,232  Gdi32.dll
   11-Jun-2003  19:09  5.0.2195.6741     711,440  Kernel32.dll
   11-Jun-2003  19:09  5.0.2195.6751     333,072  Msgina.dll
   08-Apr-2003  05:54  5.0.2195.6701      90,232  Rdpwd.sys
   29-May-2003  23:22  5.0.2195.6748   4,576,256  Sp3res.dll
   11-Jun-2003  19:09  5.0.2195.6688     403,216  User32.dll
   11-Jun-2003  19:09  5.0.2195.6745     385,808  Userenv.dll
   02-Jun-2003  21:26  5.0.2195.6751   1,628,816  Win32k.sys
   29-May-2003  23:25  5.0.2195.6750     181,520  Winlogon.exe
   11-Jun-2003  19:09  5.0.2195.6752     243,984  Winsrv.dll
   11-Jun-2003  19:09  5.0.2195.6741     711,440  Kernel32.dll
   11-Jun-2003  19:09  5.0.2195.6751   1,628,816  Win32k.sys
   11-Jun-2003  19:09  5.0.2195.6752     243,984  Winsrv.dll

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages

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Article ID: 817354 - Last Review: January 31, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix kbwin2000presp5fix KB817354

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