Description of the Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 hotfix that resolves certain system and application crashes on computers that have multi-core processors
Consider the following scenario. You are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 on a computer that has multi-core processors. A driver on the computer calls the MmProbeAndLockPages routine asynchronously. In this scenario, data corruption may occur.
This problem occurs randomly. It typically occurs when the following conditions are true:
- The computer has some graphics processing devices installed.
- You are running a graphics-intensive application.
When this problem occurs, the system or the application may crash. The actual symptoms vary, depending on the specific drivers that are installed on the computer.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB953186.