Stop 0x0000000A Caused by Malformed File Write Request
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When a file write request is processed by the Windows NT local file system and bypasses the NTFS redirector, your computer may stop responding (hang) and display the following error message:
STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft 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 the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5.
Article ID: 220605 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 23:32:00 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition Keywords: kbnosurvey kbarchive kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kberrmsg kbfix KB220605