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Any Windows NT system that contains one or more NetBIOS group names specified in the LMHOSTS file may experience a STOP 0xA error message with parameters similar to the following:
Stop 0xA (0000000a 00000000 00000002 00000000)
If a group name is added to the NetBT name cache as a result of the network activity of various services before the LMHOSTS file is fully parsed, and the LMHOSTS file contains a matching group name entry, the system incorrectly overwrites the cached entry with the LMHOSTS entry. Because it is assumed that the LMHOSTS file only contains unique NetBIOS names and not group names, the cached entry is incorrectly treated as unique, causing a STOP 0xA.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.