FIX: The SQL Server process may end unexpectedly when you turn on trace flag -T1204 and a profiler trace is capturing the Lock:DeadLock Chain event in SQL Server 2000 SP4

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Bug: #474858 (SQL Server 8.0)

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2000 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2000 fix release.
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This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by this hotfix package
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package


A computer that is running the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4 may unexpectedly end the SQL Server process and you may receive the following message in the SQL Server log:

<Date> <Time> spid4 SqlSecurityHandler is invoked. Server is terminating.
You experience this problem when all the following conditions are true:
  • A deadlock is detected by the lock manager.
  • The -T1204 trace flag is enabled.
  • The Profiler is running and is capturing the Lock:Deadlock Chain event.
  • The SPID that is reported in the deadlock is orphaned.
Note You may run the following command in Query Analyzer to see if the –T1204 trace flag is enabled:
dbcc traceon (3604) 
dbcc tracestatus(-1)


The installer does not install this hotfix correctly on x64-based systems. This installation issue occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • The system uses the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) AMD64 processor architecture or the Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) processor architecture.

    Note This issue does not occur on systems that use the Intel Itanium processor architecture.
  • The system is running a 64-bit version of the Microsoft Windows Server operating system.
  • The system is running a 32-bit version of SQL Server 2000.
We have corrected this installation issue in later builds of SQL Server 2000, starting with version 8.00.2244. When a customer who is running SQL Server 2000 on an x64-based system requests this hotfix, we will provide a build that includes this hotfix and that can be installed correctly on an x64-based system. The build that we provide will be version 8.00.2244 or a later version.

Hotfix information

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.

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, submit a request to 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.


You must be running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) to install this hotfix.

For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply the hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain of all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

The English version of this hotfix 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.

SQL Server 2000 32-bit versions

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

SQL Server 2000 Itanium architecture version

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform


To work around this problem, do not include the Lock:Deadlock Chain event in a profiler trace if the -T1204 trace flag is enabled.


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


You may run the following commands in Query Analyzer to see if event ID 59, the Lock:Deadlock Chain event, is enabled in any profiler traces:
SELECT * FROM :: fn_trace_getinfo(default)
SELECT * FROM ::fn_trace_geteventinfo(<traceid>)
Note traceid is a placeholder for the trace identifier.

For more information about the sp_trace_setevent stored procedure, the fn_trace_getinfo function, and the fn_trace_geteventinfo function, see the SQL Server Books Online.

For a list of all publicly released SQL Server 2000 post-Service Pack 4 hotfixes, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
894905 Cumulative list of the hotfixes that are available for SQL Server 2000 SP4
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


Article ID: 913438 - Last Review: January 17, 2015 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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