Large Self-Extracting Program File May Not Start

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After you install Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1), starting a very large self-extracting program file may take a long time, or the program file may not start and you may receive a time-out error message.
Memory Manager was changed for security reasons to determine whether any process has written to the program file when a program file (or DLL) starts. If the file has changed, it is completely backed by the paging file to prevent unexpected changes to the program file (or DLL) while it is running.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) 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   ----------------------------------------------------------   05-Nov-2002  12:05  5.1.2600.1138  1,892,352  Ntkrnlmp.exe   05-Nov-2002  12:05  5.1.2600.1138  1,948,416  Ntkrnlpa.exe   05-Nov-2002  12:05  5.1.2600.1138  1,921,024  Ntkrpamp.exe   05-Nov-2002  12:05  5.1.2600.1138  1,924,736  Ntoskrnl.exe

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 XP Service Pack 2.
This problem may occur with self-extracting program files that are built with IExpress or Winzip, or may occur with .msi packages. You may experience this problem only with program files that are larger than 150 megabytes (MB), or if the paging file does not have enough space left to hold the program file
There might be rare situations in which this problem occurs even after you install the hotfix (such as starting a program file from Windows Explorer while Windows Explorer has the file open to extract icons).

Article ID: 330089 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 18:42:50 - Revision: 2.6

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP1, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

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