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You are running a 32-bit application on a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista. The application uses the NetBIOS API to communicate over the network. In this Windows on Windows 64 (WOW64) environment, the 32-bit application can open a connection, and it can send data. However, the application cannot use the NetBIOS API to receive data.
For example, the 32-bit application successfully makes an NCBSEND command call. However, the NCBRECVANY command cannot receive data correctly.
Note This problem does not occur in the following scenarios:
You run the 32-bit application in a 32-bit version of Windows Vista.
You compile code for the 32-bit application into a 64-bit application. Then, you run the 64-bit application in the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.
This problem occurs because of an error in the NetBIOS interface driver (NetBIOS.sys). When the NetBIOS interface driver is receiving data, the driver sometimes does not convert the network connection block (NCB) structure from the 64-bit version to the 32-bit version. Therefore, the 32-bit application cannot understand the NCB structure.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
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:
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No prerequisites are required.
You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
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 item in Control Panel.