Error Message Occurs When File is Right-Clicked, or Problems Occur When Opening Certain Files in Autodesk or Discreet Products

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SYMPTOMS

You may experience any of the following symptoms:
  • When you right-click a file, Windows Explorer may quit unexpectedly, or you may receive an "Access Violation" error message, or you may receive the following error message:
    Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
    When you view the details of the error, you find an error signature similar to the following:
       AppName       AppVer         ModName    ModVer         Offset
       ---------------------------------------------------------------
       Explorer.exe  6.0.2800.1221  Ntdll.dll  5.1.2600.1217  00054084
    
  • After you install Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) or the 823980 security patch (MS03-026) documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 823980, you may not be able to open .max or .drf files in the following products:
    • Discreet 3DS Max versions 2.x, 3.x, 4.x or 5.x
    • Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2004
    • Autodesk Building Systems 2004
    • Autodesk VIZ 4
    • Autodesk 3D Studio VIZ R3 or R3i

RESOLUTION

Windows XP

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix Information

Important: Some scanning tools may incorrectly report that your computer does not have the 823980 security patch (MS03-026) installed after you install this hotfix. The 823980 security patch is included in this hotfix.

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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

To install this update, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

For Windows XP SP1-based computers, this hotfix replaces the 823980 security patch (MS03-026). For additional information about the 823980 security patch, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
823980 MS03-026: Buffer Overrun in RPC May Allow Code Execution

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
   --------------------------------------------------------
   22-Jul-2003  14:17  5.1.2600.1250  1,120,256  Ole32.dll        
   22-Jul-2003  14:17  5.1.2600.1247    504,320  Rpcrt4.dll       
   22-Jul-2003  14:17  5.1.2600.1243    202,752  Rpcss.dll  

Windows 2000

Hotfix Information

Important: Some scanning tools may incorrectly report that your computer does not have the 823980 security patch (MS03-026) installed after you install this hotfix.

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

To install this update, you must have Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed.

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

For Windows 2000 SP3-based and Windows 2000 SP4-based computers, this hotfix replaces the 823980 security patch (MS03-026). For additional information about the 823980 security patch, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
823980 MS03-026: Buffer Overrun in RPC May Allow Code Execution

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
   ------------------------------------------------------
   21-Jul-2003  22:59  5.0.2195.6788  944,912  Ole32.dll        
   21-Jul-2003  22:59  5.0.2195.6772  432,400  Rpcrt4.dll       
   21-Jul-2003  22:59  5.0.2195.6769  188,688  Rpcss.dll

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

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Article ID: 824136 - Last Review: August 29, 2007 - Revision: 6.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Keywords: 
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