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If HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\CrashOnAuditFail is enabled in the registry, and Auditing of ProcessTracking is turned on, then during shutdown the system will always fail with a Stop error message reading:
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : How To Prevent Auditable Activities When Security Log Is Full
The failure occurs because an attempt is made to log the termination of a process 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 Server version 4.0 or install the fix mentioned below.
To work around this problem, turn off the ProcessTracking auditing if CrashOnAuditFail is enabled or install Server Pack 5 or later for NT 3.51
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. Service Pack. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):
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Article ID: 149393 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.1