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Rebuild of Corrupted NNTP Hash Table Does Not Work

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You may receive the following error message in the system logs when attempting to rebuild the news feed .hsh files:
virtual server 1: an error occurred during rebuild
The rebuild process does not work after a null message is encountered. The process does not mark the message as bad, then skip, and continue as expected.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
NOTE: To view the version, right-click the file in Windows Explorer, click Properties on the menu that appears, and then click the Version tab.

With this fix, the rebuild process skips the directory or marks the file as bad, and continues with the rebuild process.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 253611 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 17:16:35 - Revision: 3.4

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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