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Error message after you enable the ETW trace log on a computer that is running Windows XP: "0x0000007E (0xC0000005, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4 ) SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED"
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On a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP, you may receive the following Stop error message after you enable the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) trace log for an application:
The problem does not occur if the same application runs on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003.
0x0000007E (0xC0000005, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
This problem occurs because Event Tracing for Windows does not correctly manage its allocated buffer. Therefore, the operating system accesses an invalid memory space.
Hotfix informationA 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:
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/ )How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
Restart requirementYou have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe 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.
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To work around this problem, disable the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) trace log.