After you install Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1), starting
a very large self-extracting program file may take a long time, or the program
file may not start and you may receive a time-out error message.
Memory Manager was changed for security reasons to
determine whether any process has written to the program file when a program
file (or DLL) starts. If the file has changed, it is completely backed by the
paging file to prevent unexpected changes to the program file (or DLL) while it
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. Note
If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note
The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of
this fix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name
05-Nov-2002 12:05 5.1.2600.1138 1,892,352 Ntkrnlmp.exe
05-Nov-2002 12:05 5.1.2600.1138 1,948,416 Ntkrnlpa.exe
05-Nov-2002 12:05 5.1.2600.1138 1,921,024 Ntkrpamp.exe
05-Nov-2002 12:05 5.1.2600.1138 1,924,736 Ntoskrnl.exe
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
at the beginning of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
This problem may occur with self-extracting program files
that are built with IExpress or Winzip, or may occur with .msi packages. You
may experience this problem only with program files that are larger than 150
megabytes (MB), or if the paging file does not have enough space left to hold
the program file
There might be rare situations in which this
problem occurs even after you install the hotfix (such as starting a program
file from Windows Explorer while Windows Explorer has the file open to extract