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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB953186

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.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB953186.

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