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You receive Stop error code 0x00000005 (INVALID_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT) in Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003
Article ID: 887742 - View products that this article applies to.
A computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 unexpectedly stops. Additionally, the following Stop error message appears on a blue screen:
Note The Windows XP SP2 features and components are included in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.
Stop 0x05 (INVALID_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT)
This problem occurs because a coding error in the Http.sys file causes stack corruption. This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
Note This problem does not occur with the original released version of Windows XP or with Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Windows XPTo resolve this problem in Windows XP SP2, download and install the 887742 update for Windows XP.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Release Date: November 2004
Download the the 887742 for Windows XP package now.
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Windows Server 2003To resolve this problem in Windows Server 2003, obtain Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889100/ )How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Windows XPThis problem was resolved in update 887742 for Windows XP.
File informationThe English version of this update 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.
Date Time Version Size File name Platform --------------------------------------------------------------- 08-Oct-2004 15:18 5.1.2600.2525 262,400 Http.sys x86
Article ID: 887742 - Last Review: January 13, 2012 - Revision: 6.0