"Stop error code 0x0000000A" occurs during a period of high hard disk activity

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SYMPTOMS

Your Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer may crash during a period of high disk activity. When this problem occurs, you receive the following Stop error message:
*** Stop 0x0000000A
When you troubleshoot this issue, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
  • When you restart the server, the same Stop error recurs.
  • When you remove many files and then restart the server, Windows may start successfully.
  • When you return the removed files to the server, the Stop error recurs.
  • When you use Cluster Administrator to bring a drive online, the Stop error recurs.

CAUSE

This problem occurs if the NTFS file system incorrectly extends the Master File Table (MFT) bitmap. In this scenario, NTFS may extend the bitmap size without actually extending the MFT file. A request to the cache manager is then unsuccessful because it extends beyond the end of file (EOF), resulting in the Stop error that is described in the "Symptoms" section of this article.

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

You must be running Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or later 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 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
   -----------------------------------------------------
   25-Sep-2003  09:13  5.0.2195.6826  513,200  Ntfs.sys

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section 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
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the Standard Terminology That Is Used to Describe Microsoft Software Updates

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Article ID: 824679 - Last Review: January 27, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix kbwin2000presp5fix KB824679

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