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If HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\CrashOnAuditFailis enabled in the registry, and Auditing of ProcessTracking is turned on,then during shutdown the system will always fail with a Stop error messagereading:
For additional information, please see the following article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 140058 TITLE : How To Prevent Auditable Activities When Security Log Is Full
The failure occurs because an attempt is made to log the termination of aprocess after the event-logging service has already been shut down.Therefore, audit logging fails, and the blue screen is generated.
To resolve this problem, upgrade to Windows NT Workstation and Serverversion 4.0 or install the fix mentioned below.
To work around this problem, turn off the ProcessTracking auditingif CrashOnAuditFail is enabled or install Server Pack 5 or later for NT3.51
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT 3.5 and 3.51.This problem was corrected in Windows NT Workstation or Server version 4.0.This problem was corrected in the latest Windows NT 3.51 U.S. ServicePack. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on thefollowing word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51, Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1, Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5, Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51