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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you press the power button on an Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)-compliant computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows Server 2003, you may receive a 0x77 or 0x7A Stop error message.
This problem occurs because a SCSI adaptor does not receive a stop request while the system is shutting down.
To resolve this problem, install the hotfix that is described in this article, and then configure a new registry option that is named NeedsSystemShutdownNotification. This new registry option controls whether a particular SCSI adaptor must be sent a stop request while the system is shutting down. For information about how to add and to configure the registry option, see the "More Information" section.
Note Computers that are running Windows Server 2003 do not need to apply this hotfix because the registry key is supported natively. To enable this fix for Windows Server 2003, follow the steps in the "More Information" section.
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.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 -------------------------------------------------------------- 29-Sep-2004 05:07 5.0.2195.6980 74,384 Scsiport.sys
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To configure the new registry option, add a DWORD that is named NeedsSystemShutdownNotification and that has a value of 1 to the following registry subkey:
Note You must select the correct subkeys for Bus, deviceId, and device. For example, for a PCI bus device, you might add a DWORD that is named NeedsSystemShutdownNotification and that has a value of 1 to a registry subkey that is similar to the following:
For more information about how to configure the adaptor driver, see the latest version of the Microsoft Windows Driver Development Kit (DDK) documentation. For additional information about the DDK, visit the following Microsoft Web page:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)