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Microsoft KB Archive/172353

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Setting the NIC Driver Startup Value to SYSTEM Causes STOP 0X1E

Article ID: 172353

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172353


The startup value for a network adapter in Control Panel Devices should be set to AUTOMATIC. Setting the value to SYSTEM or BOOT may cause the system to trap with a STOP:0x0000001E upon system restart.

Behavior may vary from one network card to another.


You may use the LastKnownGood configuration to get into the system as this will use the configuration prior to the changed setting, or remove the network card from the system. This will cause the driver to fail to load and once back into the system, use the default startup value as configured with adapter installation.

Additional query words: 0x1E

Keywords: kbenv KB172353