Internet Explorer or another program that uses DDE stops responding on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based or Microsoft Windows XP-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

If you start Microsoft Internet Explorer or another program that uses Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), Internet Explorer and any other program that uses DDE stops responding. This symptom occurs if you start Internet Explorer or another program that uses DDE on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based or Microsoft Windows XP-based computer

CAUSE

This problem occurs when Internet Explorer or another program that uses DDE unregisters a DDE server. Internet Explorer or another program that uses DDE then sends a DDE registration broadcast message by using the SendMessage function. If another program that is running on the Windows 2000-based or on the Windows XP-based computer does not correctly process an Windows message loop, the program that uses DDE stops responding.

RESOLUTION

Windows 2000 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

Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is required to install this hotfix

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes. The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   17-Jun-2004  23:05  5.0.2195.6951      46,352  Basesrv.dll      
   21-Sep-2003  00:45  5.0.2195.6824     236,304  Cmd.exe          
   17-Jun-2004  23:05  5.0.2195.6945     231,184  Gdi32.dll        
   17-Jun-2004  23:05  5.0.2195.6946     712,464  Kernel32.dll     
   24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6898      37,136  Mf3216.dll       
   24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6824      54,544  Mpr.dll          
   17-Jun-2004  23:05  5.0.2195.6928     335,120  Msgina.dll       
   24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6892      90,264  Rdpwd.sys
   07-Feb-2005  05:35  5.0.2195.7026   6,301,696  Sp3res.dll       
   28-Feb-2005  11:46  5.0.2195.7032     380,688  User32.dll       
   05-Aug-2003  22:14  5.0.2195.6794     385,808  Userenv.dll      
   24-Dec-2004  17:23  5.0.2195.7013   1,633,616  Win32k.sys
   24-Aug-2004  22:59  5.0.2195.6970     182,544  Winlogon.exe     
   17-Jun-2004  23:05  5.0.2195.6946     244,496  Winsrv.dll       
   17-Jun-2004  23:05  5.0.2195.6946     712,464  Kernel32.dll     
   24-Dec-2004  17:23  5.0.2195.7013   1,633,616  Win32k.sys
   17-Jun-2004  23:05  5.0.2195.6946     244,496  Winsrv.dll       
     

Windows XP 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. 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

Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later is required to install this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes. The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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.

Windows XP Service Pack 1 x86

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   02-Feb-2005  20:27  5.1.2600.1619     574,464  User32.dll       
   05-Aug-2004  18:15  5.1.2600.1581   1,845,888  Win32k.sys

Windows XP Service Pack 2 x86

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   02-Feb-2005  20:20  5.1.2600.2597     577,024  User32.dll       

Windows XP Service Pack 1 IA-64

   Date         Time   Version         Size       File name
   -----------------------------------------------------------------
   02-Feb-2005  19:22  5.1.2600.1619   1,485,312  User32.dll   IA-64
   05-Aug-2004  16:27  5.1.2600.1581   5,629,952  Win32k.sys
   02-Feb-2005  19:27  5.1.2600.1619     557,056  Wuser32.dll  x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, 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: 892850 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Keywords: 
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