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If many peripheral devices are connected to the bus on a Windows 2000-based computer, some of the devices may not be initialized during the startup process. When this problem occurs, Device Manager shows the device as being present, but the device may be listed with an exclamation point.
This problem occurs because Memory Manager cannot allocate a contiguous block of memory that is required for a particular device.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------------- 20-Mar-2002 17:01 5.0.2195.5209 1,686,976 Ntkrnlmp.exe 20-Mar-2002 17:03 5.0.2195.5209 1,686,720 Ntkrnlpa.exe 20-Mar-2002 17:03 5.0.2195.5209 1,707,328 Ntkrpamp.exe 20-Mar-2002 17:01 5.0.2195.5209 1,664,704 Ntoskrnl.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2