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When you use the Native Image Generator (Ngen.exe) to create a native image from a managed assembly to help increase performance, your Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 assembly may stop responding under low memory conditions.
This problem may occur when the application is run under low memory conditions and a deadlock condition occurs when garbage collection is performed.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for the .NET Framework 1.1. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
885055 How to obtain Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next .NET Framework 1.1 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
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