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BUG #: 54112 (SQLBUG_70)
Under high stress conditions certain cursor operations may infrequently cause an access violation (AV). The server may become unstable or hang, causing other unrelated access violations. Asynchronous cursor population is one scenario where this could occur.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name Platform ------------------------------------------------------------------ 04/23/99 03:28p 7.00.658 16,135,048 S70658A.exe Alpha 04/23/99 03:02p 7.00.658 9,545,318 S70658I.exe Intel
NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the above files may also contain additional files.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
232570INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.
For more information about Asynchronous Population, see SQL Server Books Online.