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You may experience a STOP 0x0000000A in Raspptpe.sys on a Point-to-PointTunneling Protocol (PPTP) server running Windows NT while PPTP clients areconnecting.
The problem can be caused by an improperly formatted PPTP control packetfrom a PPTP client.
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 theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
PPTP-fix has been superseded by PPTP3-fix. For your convenience, theEnglish version of this post-SP3 hotfix has been posted to the followingInternet location. However, Microsoft recommends that you install WindowsNT 4.0 Service Pack 4 to correct this problem.
WARNING: If you install the original (archived) version of this hotfixAFTER you apply the later version, your system may become unusable.Microsoft does not recommend you install the original hotfix afterapplying the later version.
Microsoft has confirmed this problem could result in some degree ofsecurity vulnerability in Windows NT version 4.0. 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.
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service Update for Windows NT Server 4.0