System may hang while mounting an NTFS volume

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When mounting an NTFS Volume, the system may hang. 
Result
The system is unresponsive in a hung state. 
Cause
This is due to a known race condition that can cause a deadlock in the NTFS filesystem. 
Resolution


The system needs to be rebooted to recover from the unresponsive state.  This is under review for possible resolution in future product versions. 

This situation has only been seen rarely while stress testing NTFS volumes.  For example: A stress test that repeatedly mounts and unmounts NTFS filesystem volumes for an extended period of time. 
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Article ID: 968343 - Last Review: 01/14/2015 05:18:39 - Revision: 1.1

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