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Article ID: 223770 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 3.0

This article was previously published under Q223770
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Symptoms

When Mciavi32.dll uses the MCIWndCreate() API call to open an AVI file, a handle leak occurs.

Cause

The MCIWndCreate API opens a handle to the registry key and does not close it, which causes the handle count to increase every time the API is called.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
  • Windows Service Pack Center (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/service-packs) -or-

  • 152734  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ ) how to obtain the latest windows nt 4.0 service pack
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT version 4.0 Service Pack 5.

Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
Keywords: 
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