Microsoft KB Archive/925370

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Article ID: 925370

Article Last Modified on 11/7/2006


  • Microsoft Windows CE 5.0


Microsoft Windows Explorer may stop responding (hang) on a Microsoft Windows CE 5.0-based device that uses multiple keyboard layouts.


This problem may occur when an application uses the SendMessage function to send the WM_CLOSE message to close a window. When this problem occurs, the 0x00E exception occurs in the GWES!MsgQueue::SetUicActiveWindow function.


Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (October 2006). You can confirm this by scrolling to the "File information" section of this article. The package file name contains the product version, date, Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is:

Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type

For example: Wincepb50-060503-kb917590-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 917590 and that is contained in the May 2006 monthly update. To resolve this problem immediately, click the following article number for information about obtaining Windows CE Platform Builder and core operating system software updates:

837392 How to locate core operating system fixes for Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder products


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product are also installed.

Restart requirement

After you install this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To clean the platform, click Clean on the Build menu. To build the platform, click Build Platform on the Build menu. You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.

File name File size Date Time
Wincepb50-061005-kb925370-armv4i.msi 972,800 05-Oct-2006 23:23
Wincepb50-061005-kb925370-mipsii.msi 977,408 05-Oct-2006 23:23
Wincepb50-061005-kb925370-mipsii_fp.msi 977,408 05-Oct-2006 23:23
Wincepb50-061005-kb925370-mipsiv.msi 982,528 05-Oct-2006 23:23
Wincepb50-061005-kb925370-mipsiv_fp.msi 983,040 05-Oct-2006 23:24
Wincepb50-061005-kb925370-sh4.msi 954,880 05-Oct-2006 23:23
Wincepb50-061005-kb925370-x86.msi 914,432 05-Oct-2006 23:23

The English version of this package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

File name File size Date Time Path
Foregnd.lib 142,574 27-Sep-2006 23:25 public\common\oak\lib\armv4i\debug
Foregnd.lib 66,054 27-Sep-2006 23:25 public\common\oak\lib\armv4i\retail
Foregnd.lib 145,738 27-Sep-2006 23:25 public\common\oak\lib\mipsii\debug
Foregnd.lib 63,208 27-Sep-2006 23:25 public\common\oak\lib\mipsii\retail
Foregnd.lib 145,748 27-Sep-2006 23:26 public\common\oak\lib\mipsii_fp\debug
Foregnd.lib 63,220 27-Sep-2006 23:26 public\common\oak\lib\mipsii_fp\retail
Foregnd.lib 146,950 27-Sep-2006 23:27 public\common\oak\lib\mipsiv\debug
Foregnd.lib 63,222 27-Sep-2006 23:27 public\common\oak\lib\mipsiv\retail
Foregnd.lib 146,960 27-Sep-2006 23:28 public\common\oak\lib\mipsiv_fp\debug
Foregnd.lib 63,234 27-Sep-2006 23:28 public\common\oak\lib\mipsiv_fp\retail
Foregnd.lib 131,086 27-Sep-2006 23:24 public\common\oak\lib\sh4\debug
Foregnd.lib 57,804 27-Sep-2006 23:24 public\common\oak\lib\sh4\retail
Foregnd.lib 124,430 27-Sep-2006 23:23 public\common\oak\lib\x86\debug
Foregnd.lib 58,014 27-Sep-2006 23:23 public\common\oak\lib\x86\retail
Browseobj.cpp 9,479 27-Sep-2006 23:29 public\shell\oak\hpc\explorer\main
Explorer.lib 557,992 27-Sep-2006 23:25 public\shell\oak\lib\armv4i\debug
Explorer.lib 509,872 27-Sep-2006 23:25 public\shell\oak\lib\armv4i\retail
Explorer.lib 567,416 27-Sep-2006 23:26 public\shell\oak\lib\mipsii\debug
Explorer.lib 483,586 27-Sep-2006 23:26 public\shell\oak\lib\mipsii\retail
Explorer.lib 567,520 27-Sep-2006 23:27 public\shell\oak\lib\mipsii_fp\debug
Explorer.lib 483,684 27-Sep-2006 23:27 public\shell\oak\lib\mipsii_fp\retail
Explorer.lib 576,388 27-Sep-2006 23:28 public\shell\oak\lib\mipsiv\debug
Explorer.lib 484,562 27-Sep-2006 23:27 public\shell\oak\lib\mipsiv\retail
Explorer.lib 576,492 27-Sep-2006 23:29 public\shell\oak\lib\mipsiv_fp\debug
Explorer.lib 484,662 27-Sep-2006 23:28 public\shell\oak\lib\mipsiv_fp\retail
Explorer.lib 514,760 27-Sep-2006 23:24 public\shell\oak\lib\sh4\debug
Explorer.lib 445,558 27-Sep-2006 23:24 public\shell\oak\lib\sh4\retail
Explorer.lib 452,332 27-Sep-2006 23:24 public\shell\oak\lib\x86\debug
Explorer.lib 454,008 27-Sep-2006 23:23 public\shell\oak\lib\x86\retail


To work around this problem, use the PostMessage function instead of the SendMessage function to send the WM_CLOSE message.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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