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Microsoft KB Archive/255236

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Windows NT 4.0 Does Not Start and a STOP Error Message Appears

Article ID: 255236

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q255236

SYMPTOMS

When you try to start your Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0-based computer, the computer may not start and you may receive the following error message:

STOP 0x00000074(0x00000005, 0x00000003, 0x00000003 0xc000000d) bad_system_config_info

CAUSE

This behavior can occur when the permissions to the %SystemRoot%\System32\Config folder are changed so the system account does not have Full Control permissions to this folder.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this behavior, install a parallel copy of Windows NT Server 4.0 and restart to the parallel installation. Grant the system account Full Control permissions to the Winnt/System32/Config folder. Restart to the original installation.

Keywords: kbprb KB255236