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If you try to debug by using a 1394 PC Card, debugging may not be turned on in some cases.
This problem occurs because the hardware abstraction layer (HAL) may not wait long enough for the CardBus bus to be initialized. Or, in other cases, the HAL may not wait long enough for the card to be initialized after power is applied. When this occurs, Windows does not actually start in Debug mode even if you use the correct Boot.ini file switches and Kd1394.dll is loaded.
You can verify whether Debug mode is in use by building a program that contains the following sample code:
If Debug mode is in use, the program hangs (it breaks into the debugger) when you run this code. If Debug mode is not in use, you receive a Dr. Watson error message.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
Hotfix informationA 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:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.
File informationThe English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------ 27-Jan-2002 17:56 5.1.2600.28 101,376 Hal.dll 27-Jan-2002 17:56 5.1.2600.28 128,000 Halaacpi.dll 27-Jan-2002 17:56 5.1.2600.28 77,440 Halacpi.dll 27-Jan-2002 17:56 5.1.2600.28 146,432 Halapic.dll 27-Jan-2002 17:56 5.1.2600.28 130,048 Halmacpi.dll 27-Jan-2002 17:56 5.1.2600.28 148,352 Halmps.dll 27-Jan-2002 17:56 5.1.2600.28 75,136 Halsp.dll
Microsoft 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 Windows XP Service Pack 1.
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