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During user logon or logoff, you receive stop error code 0×00000050, and the system restarts automatically on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista SP1

On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), you repeatedly encounter stop error code 0×00000050 during the user logon or logoff process. Then, the computer restarts automatically.

When this issue occurs, the following event may be logged in the System log:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-General
Date: date & time
Event ID: 5
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Computer: computer name
Description: {Registry Hive Recovered} Registry hive (file): '\??\C:\Users\user name\ntuser.dat' was corrupted and it has been recovered. Some data might have been lost.

Note: This issue frequently occurs on Windows Server 2008-based terminal servers.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB966319.

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