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A Windows Server 2003-based or Windows XP-based computer that is using an AMD processor may stop responding


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Symptoms

A Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based or Microsoft Windows XP-based computer that is using a dual core or multiprocessor Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processor that supports ACPI processor performance states (AMD PowerNow!) may stop responding. This problem is most likely to occur when you run a video-intensive program. However, this problem can occur whenever there is a processor performance state change.

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Cause

This problem occurs because of a deadlock in the kernel power manager. This deadlock occurs because of a race condition that can occur when the processor performance state is changed on an AMD processor.

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Resolution

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Update for Windows XP
Download the KB924441 package now.

Update for Windows Server 2003
Download the KB924441 package now.

Update for Windows x64 Edition
Download the KB924441 package now.

Release Date: December 19, 2006

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Windows Server 2003 update information

Prerequisites

To apply this update, the computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • A 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • An x64-based version of Windows

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

The English version of this update 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.
Windows Server 2003, 32-bit (x86-based) versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntkrnlmp.exe5.2.3790.27942,459,64816-Sep-200609:35Not ApplicableSP1SP1QFE
Ntkrnlpa.exe5.2.3790.27942,271,23216-Sep-200609:00x86SP1SP1QFE
Ntkrpamp.exe5.2.3790.27942,311,68016-Sep-200609:00Not ApplicableSP1SP1QFE
Ntoskrnl.exe5.2.3790.27942,419,71216-Sep-200609:34x86SP1SP1QFE
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntkrnlmp.exe5.2.3790.27944,627,45616-Sep-200613:17x64SP1SP1QFE
Ntoskrnl.exe5.2.3790.27944,482,56016-Sep-200613:17x64SP1SP1QFE

Windows XP update information

File information

The English version of this update 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.
Windows XP, 32-bit (x86-based) versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntkrnlmp.exe5.1.2600.30142,137,60012-Oct-200612:26x86SP2SP2QFE
Ntkrnlpa.exe5.1.2600.30142,059,13612-Oct-200611:45x86SP2SP2QFE
Ntkrpamp.exe5.1.2600.30142,017,28012-Oct-200611:45x86SP2SP2QFE
Ntoskrnl.exe5.1.2600.30142,181,88812-Oct-200612:28x86SP2SP2QFE
Windows XP, 64-bit versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntkrnlmp.exe5.2.3790.27944,627,45616-Sep-200613:17x64SP1SP1QFE
Ntoskrnl.exe5.2.3790.27944,482,56016-Sep-200613:17x64SP1SP1QFE

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Status

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

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More information

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
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

Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

If your hardware came with a Microsoft Windows x64 edition already installed, your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for the Windows x64 edition. In this case, your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation by using unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with a Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware. If you purchased a Windows x64 edition such as a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 edition separately, contact Microsoft for technical support.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For product information about x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site: The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article Info
Article ID : 924441
Revision : 11
Created on : 10/11/2007
Published on : 10/11/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 157