Microsoft KB Archive/249824
BUG: VOLTRACK Is Erroneously Unloaded After 255 Device Additions and Removals
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Windows 95
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
VOLTRACK is unloaded and may cause Windows to display a blue screen after 255 device additions and removals.
VOLTRACK keeps a count of the number of devices it is attached to in an internal byte-size variable. This variable is incremented in response to a AEP_CONFIG_DCB command, but is not decremented. After 255 additions and removals, the byte overflows and VOLTRACK is unloaded in response to a AEP_BOOT_COMPLETE command from IOS. This can cause driver memory to be overwritten and can cause system instability.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
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Issue type : kbbug
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Last Reviewed: December 15, 2000