Error message when you try to input Korean characters in any search box on a 64-bit Itanium-based computer that runs Windows Server 2008 SP2: "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close."

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You have the Korean language pack installed on a 64-bit Itanium-based (IA-64) computer that runs Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2). When you try to input Korean characters in the search box of the computer, such as the Start Search box on the Start menu, Windows Explorer may crash. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:

Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Hotfix information

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 the problem described in this article. 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: 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.


To apply this hotfix, you must have the IA-64-based version of Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

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.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately . MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Korwbrkr.lexNot Applicable11,967,52403-Apr-200920:50Not Applicable
Noise.korNot Applicable1,48603-Apr-200920:50Not Applicable
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameIa64_8f912c366a90121c97464e0cdd01e369_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.6002.22130_none_75ae84543bcb0927.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,072
Date (UTC)08-May-2009
Time (UTC)07:07
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-w..eakerstemmer-korean_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.6002.22130_none_16553db48fda37e9.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size8,606
Date (UTC)07-May-2009
Time (UTC)13:25
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb971101_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,370
Date (UTC)08-May-2009
Time (UTC)07:07
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb971101_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,434
Date (UTC)08-May-2009
Time (UTC)07:07
PlatformNot Applicable
explorer IA64 korean

Article ID: 971101 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 03:22:56 - Revision: 3.0

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems

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