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Your computer may stop responding when you monitor open handles

This article was previously published under Q276525
When you use a program to monitor open handles on a Windows NT Server 4.0-based computer, your computer may stop responding (hang).
This problem occurs because two threads are waiting for each other so that resources can be released.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
   Date        Time     Size     File name     Platform   ----------------------------------------------------   11/06/2000  08:49pm  956,672  Ntkrnlmp.exe  Intel   11/06/2000  08:48pm  936,384  Ntoskrnl.exe  Intel				
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
pdh ntkrnlmp ntoskrnl

Article ID: 276525 - Last Review: 11/01/2006 07:29:40 - Revision: 3.2

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