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BUG #: 101142 (SQLBUG_70)
An access violation may occur if a user runs a user-defined procedure (not system procedures such as sp_who) that begins with the characters "sp_". The access violation (AV) can cause SQL Server to become unresponsive to existing and to new user connections.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
301511 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack
NOTE: The following hotfix was created prior to Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 4.
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Version File name -------------------------- 7.00.1028 Sqlservr.exe
NOTE: Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the preceding files may also contain additional files.
To work around this behavior, rename the user-defined procedure to a name that does not being with "sp_".
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 4.
SQL Server will write one (or both) of the following stack dumps to the SQL Server error log file when it experiences this access violation: