This problem may occur when your Windows 2000-based server is running Microsoft Windows NT Virtual DOS Machine (NTVDM), a process that simulates a 16-bit Windows environment so that 16-bit programs can run as if they were being run on an MS-DOS-based computer.
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.
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, submit a request to 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 hotfix 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-----------------------------------------------------------13-Sep-2003 16:59 5.0.2195.6820 29,712 Mountmgr.sys18-Sep-2003 00:10 5.0.2195.6822 1,697,792 Ntkrnlmp.exe18-Sep-2003 00:10 5.0.2195.6822 1,697,024 Ntkrnlpa.exe18-Sep-2003 00:10 5.0.2195.6822 1,717,824 Ntkrpamp.exe18-Sep-2003 00:10 5.0.2195.6822 1,675,392 Ntoskrnl.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages