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Deadlock condition causes socket programs to become unresponsive

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SYMPTOMS
In Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1), calls to the Socket function may not be returned, causing the creation of sockets not to succeed. Therefore, socket programs may become unresponsive and cause 100 percent CPU usage.
RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack

Hotfix information

The following files are available for download from the MicrosoftDownload Center:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name   --------------------------------------------------------   19-Nov-2001  16:42  5.0.2195.4667  118,896  Afd.sys   24-Apr-2002  10:31  5.0.2195.4874  105,232  Msafd.dll   19-Apr-2002  17:45  5.2.2.2          3,584  Spmsg.dll   06-Apr-2002  16:50  5.0.2195.5542  313,168  Tcpip.sys   30-Jul-2001  20:15  5.0.2195.3988   16,240  Tdi.sys   24-Apr-2002  10:31  5.0.2195.4874   17,680  Wshtcpip.dll
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes
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Article ID: 278522 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 03:19:00 - Revision: 6.2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1

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