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Microsoft KB Archive/105851

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Recursive Batch File Causes System to Stop Responding

Article ID: 105851

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1



This article was previously published under Q105851


SYMPTOMS

When the following batch file is run, your system may stop responding (hang) in about a minute:

   @rem Name this file "ntkiller.bat" and run!
   @title NT Killer v1.1 (c) Oxymoron 1993  DISTRIBUTE FREELY
   @start ntkiller.bat
   @start /b ntkiller.bat
   @exit

CAUSE

When an application that is started from the command prompt starts another application from the command prompt, memory corruption occurs and the system hangs.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. This problem has been fixed in the latest U.S. Service Pack for Windows NT version 3.1. For information on obtaining this update, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

S E R V P A C K



Additional query words: prodnt ntkiller.bat

Keywords: kbother KB105851