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BUG #: 18544 (SQLBUG_65)
Using the sp_cursoropen stored procedure with any cursor type causes a handled access violation (AV) on the initial execution after loading a database.
If a trace flag 7502 is enabled, SQL Server returns error 225 to the client:
Cannot run query--referenced object (name NAME NOT RECOVERABLE) dropped during query optimization on the execution.
After the AV occurs, an attempt to load the database again gives the message "database in use." A look at sysprocesses shows no associated spids.
To work around this problem, try to execute the stored procedure again. At the second and later execution, the problem does not occur.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server version 6.5. This problem has been corrected in the Post Service Pack 5a Update for Microsoft SQL Server version 6.5. To install the Post Service Pack 5a Update, you must have either SQL Server 6.5 SP5 or SP5a installed.
For information about how to download and install the SQL Server 6.5 Service Pack 5a, refer to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
197177 INF: How to Obtain SQL Server 6.5 Service Pack 5a
If you already have SQL Server 6.5 SP5 or SP5a installed, you can download the Post SP5a Update from the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
274036 INF: How to Obtain SQL Server 6.5 Post Service Pack 5a Update
For more information, contact your primary support provider.