Microsoft KB Archive/168747

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Update to Windows 95 TCP/IP to Address Out-of-Band Issue


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release, versions 1, 2, 2.1


On a computer running Microsoft Windows 95 (all releases) using the Microsoft TCP/IP protocol, the following error message may occur when certain data is received over the network:

Fatal exception 0E at 0028:<address> in VxD MSTCP(01) + 000041AE.
This was called from 0028:<address> in VxD NDIS(01) + 00000D7C.

After this error message occurs, the computer may not receive further network data until Windows is restarted.


This error message can occur if certain, very specific, "out-of-band" data packets are deliberately sent to the server during a TCP/IP session.


This issue is resolved by the following updated files for Windows 95 (all releases):

  • Vtcp.386 version 4.00.0954 (dated 05/20/97) and later
  • Vnbt.386 version 4.00.0959 (dated 05/15/97) and later

To install these updated files, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Vtcpupd.exe file to an empty folder.
  2. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, double-click the Vtcpupd.exe file you downloaded in step 1.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

[GRAPHIC: ]Download Vtcpupd.exe now]

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

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The following files are installed by Vtcpupd.exe:

   File name     Version    Date/Time        Size     Destination folder
   Vtcp.386      4.00.0954  05/20/97 09:54a  47,413   Windows\System
   Vnbt.386      4.00.0959  05/15/97 09:59a  95,497   Windows\System 

For additional information about issues resolved by updates to these components, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q163770 Cannot Log On to Windows NT Domain w/ DNS Name Resolution Only

Q154579 Slow TCP/IP Performance When Resuming Large Data Transfer

Q152791 Error Message: No Domain Server Was Available...

Q141514 Wrong IP Address Chosen from WINS Server

For additional information about a similar issue with Microsoft Windows NT, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q143478 Stop 0A in TCPIP.SYS When Receiving Out Of Band (OOB) Data

Additional query words:

Keywords : kberrmsg kbfile kbnetwork osr1 osr2 win95 kbgraphxlinkcritical
Issue type :
Technology : kbWin95search kbOPKSearch kbWin95 kbWin95OPKOSR2 kbWin95OPKOSR1 kbWin95OPKOSR210

Last Reviewed: June 13, 2001
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