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Repeated logging on and logging off of a system without shutting down canlead to memory loss. Performance Monitor displays Handle Count and PrivateBytes steadily increasing for the Winlogon.exe process. This may causeproblems starting applications and can also cause profile corruption (localand roaming).
Memory allocated when logging on is not released when logging off.
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
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.