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You receive the Stop error 0×00000050 and then the computer restarts automatically if the OpenFileById function opens a folder and then the handle returned is used to rename files on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

Consider the following scenario:

  • The OpenFileById function opens a folder on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista.
  • The handle returned by the OpenFileById function is used to rename files that are in this folder.

In this scenario, the computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista encounters a Stop error, 0×00000050, and then the computer restarts automatically.

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 KB965497.

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