GP Fault or Access Violation When Buffer Too Small

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SYMPTOMS
You may receive a general protection fault (GP fault) or access violation(AV) in an application when arranging arrays of interface pointers. Theengine puts the array itself in the buffer twice.
CAUSE
The first time random values are used, meaning the array is skipped, andthen the next time actual pointer values are used. This causes the engineto GP fault because the buffer is not big enough when all the pointers areNULL.
RESOLUTION
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

STATUS
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.
Properties

Article ID: 191419 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 20:46:13 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition

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