I'm posting this as a dual purpose post. 1) Documenting my problems and
requesting feedback from anyone who knows what is going on. And 2)
Documenting what I did to roll myself back.
I've got a Win2k Sp2 Server with Exchange 2000 Sp3 installed with all the
latest hotfixes installed. Upon installing 815021
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;815021, I rebooted
and promptly blue screened with STOP ERROR: SESSION5_INITIALIZATION_FAILURE
0x00000071 (0x0, 0x0, 0x0) I've trimmed the useless "0"'s. No GUI mode
would work (safe mode, AD Restore Mode, etc). If any Microsoft People want
to take a stab at this let me know and I'll be happy to give you as much
info as possible.
What I did to fix it:
1) Using the Win2k server installation disk, I booted to the Recovery
Console Repair mode. I copied the new %windir%\system32\ntdll.dll (which
was installed by the hotfix) to c:\.
2) I copied the %windir%\$NtUninstallQ815021$\ntdll.dll to
I do not know what else the patch did, but this appeared to allow me to
return to normal operation.
I hope this helps some other poor souls that ran into this. I was sweating