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Usermode programs may cause Windows NT 4.0, up to and including Service Pack 4, to experience a kernel-mode STOP error message. This STOP error message is also known as a bugcheck. The bugcheck code and parameters may vary. This behavior occurs in some scenarios where the Windows NT kernel does not verify the parameters passed to it from the usermode program. To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0. 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 Server versions 4.0 and 4.0 Service Pack 4. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5. After you apply Service Pack 5, parameters passed from usermode processes should not cause Windows NT 4.0 to bugcheck.