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You Sporadically Receive "Stop 0x1E" Error Message in Win32k.sys in Windows 2000

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SYMPTOMS
You sporadically receive a STOP 0x1E error message in Win32k.sys.
CAUSE
A null pointer may be used for pwndStart if all the child windows of the desktop are topmost windows, and this null pointer causes the access violation.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional 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
STATUS
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 Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
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Article ID: 329051 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 17:34:23 - Revision: 4.2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3

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