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Some data is corrupted when cached and noncached I/O operations occur by using the same NTFS file handle

When an application or a service performs cached I/O and noncached I/O operations, the cache exists in stale data. Therefore, one of the following issues may occur after a while:

  • Data corruption occurs when the stale data is flushed to the file.
  • Unexpected results occur when the application or service reads the stale data.
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 KB981166.

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