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Microsoft KB Archive/172595

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Article ID: 172595

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


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

This article was previously published under Q172595


The following STOP error message appears when your Windows NT 4.0 computer attempts to load the NetBIOS name table from its Lmhosts file:

STOP 0x0000007F (0x00000008,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)


The Lmhosts files that you are using contain recursive loops within the #INCLUDE statements.


To resolve this issue, you will need to edit your Lmhosts files with a text editor to verify that the #INCLUDE statements do not loop.


For example, Server1 has an Lmhosts file that contains the following entries:   Server2 #DOM:Domain
   #INCLUDE \\Server2\public\lmhosts

Server2 may have an Lmhosts file that contains the following entries:   Server3 #DOM:Domain
   #INCLUDE \\Server3\public\lmhosts

Server3 may have an Lmhosts file that contains the following entries:   Server1 #DOM:Domain
   #INCLUDE \\Server1\public\lmhosts

When your Windows NT computer attempts to parse the Lmhosts file, it successively refers to the next Lmhosts file through the #INCLUDE statement and, as in the example above, loops back to the original file.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.00.

A supported fix is now available, but has not been fully regression tested and should be applied only to systems experiencing this specific problem. Unless you are severely impacted by this specific problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Service Pack that contains this fix. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for more information.

Keywords: kbbug kbnetwork KB172595