STOP 0xA in NDIS MAC Driver When Using SPX

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When the SPX protocol is used on an adapter driver that is NDIS 4.0 compliant, a STOP 0xA may occur in the NDIS media access control driver.
Nwlnkspx.sys allocates a memory block for the NDIS packet. However, the flag field of the packet is garbled because it is not initialized; therefore, the NDIS media access control driver is unable to decide if OobData is valid or not.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT version 4.0 Service Pack 5.

Article ID: 219383 - Last Review: 11/03/2013 00:03:00 - Revision: 3.0

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

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