Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2000 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2000 fix release.
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In SQL Server 2000, you may notice that the following error message has been logged in the SQL Server Errorlog file:
Time out occurred while waiting for buffer latch type 3,bp 0x1751380, page 1:1572), stat 0xb, object ID 2:600296667:2, EC 0x2C131568 : 0, waittime 72300. Continuing to wait.
Waiting for type 0x3, current count 0xc0002a, current owning EC 0x2C131568.
In the error message, latch type 3 indicates that the SQL Server process is trying to acquire an update (UP) latch.
For a list of all publicly released SQL Server 2000 post-service pack hotfixes, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
This problem occurs because the latch wait occurs. The SQL Server process is waiting to acquire a UP latch on the buffer on which it already has acquired an exclusive (EX) latch. This problem only occurs under rare conditions.
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:
How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
Cumulative Hotfix for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 - Build 2187 requires SQL Server 2000 SP4.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
You do not have to change the registry after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix file information
This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain of all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.
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 item in Control Panel.