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When you start multiple Web-based programs or Component Object Model-based programs, some of the programs may stop responding for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, you may receive the following error message:
**** Activation Hard Delay Detected!!!*******
This problem occurs when the programs are running on a computer that has dual processors and that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows 2000. A race condition is created when the programs try to access the same resource and one or more of the programs cannot access the resource.
Windows Server 2003 hotfix informationA 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:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe 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.
Windows Server 2003, x86 build
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------------- 30-Jul-2004 00:09 5.2.3790.196 2,407,424 Ntkrnlmp.exe 29-Jul-2004 23:40 5.2.3790.196 2,064,896 Ntkrnlpa.exe 29-Jul-2004 23:40 5.2.3790.196 2,108,928 Ntkrpamp.exe 30-Jul-2004 00:18 5.2.3790.196 2,207,744 Ntoskrnl.exe 30-Jul-2004 00:13 5.2.3790.196 1,813,504 Win32k.sys
Windows Server 2003, IA-64 build
Date Time Version Size File name Platform ------------------------------------------------------------------- 29-Jul-2004 21:02 5.2.3790.196 5,604,864 Ntkrnlmp.exe IA-64 29-Jul-2004 20:46 5.2.3790.196 4,954,624 Win32k.sys
Windows 2000 hotfix informationThe problem described in this article is fixed in Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4. To obtain Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/816915/ )New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 839229 - Last Review: March 19, 2009 - Revision: 4.0