STOP screen when installing Windows NT 3.5 on 386 SMP machine

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When running Windows NT 3.5 setup on a 386 multiprocessor machine youreceive this a STOP message when rebooting from text setup to GUI setup:
Stop 0x0000003E 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
MultiProcessor_Configuration_Not_Supported

This is issued because Windows NT 3.5 no longer supports 386 multiprocessormachines. The only machine that was supported by Windows NT 3.1 and isnow not supported by Windows NT 3.5 is the Compaq Systempro Dual 386/25.It has been removed from the Windows NT 3.5 Hardware Compatibility List.
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Article ID: 121043 - Last Review: 01/09/2015 05:06:28 - Revision: 4.0

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