This article was previously published under Q280446
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During a denial-of-service attack, the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) stack may use up all the memory on the computer that is being attacked.
When this happens, if you use the PING command, you receive an "out of quota" error message. If you run the Ipconfig.exe program, you receive an "application could not be initialized properly" error message and a run-time error. You cannot gain access to the Network tool in Control Panel. After the attack, you cannot start any programs in Windows 2000. The computer becomes useless as a network server.
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
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------- 01/18/2001 07:57a 5.0.2195.2848 311,472 tcpip.sys 10/25/2000 05:02p 5.0.2195.2572 16,240 tdi.sys
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
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