NTVDM encountered a hard error on Windows Server 2003 SP2

On 1 of our Win 2003 servers SP2, I am suddenly getting an error message - "ntvdm.exe encountered a hard error".   I can not find anything particularly that was going on when the messages appeared.  Neither of the 2 options, close or ignore, does anything.  I've searched it and cannot find a solution that seems to make sense.  Can anyone shed any light on this?  Thanks.
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FOXConnect With a Mentor Active Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
change the user variables to c:\temp as opposed to %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp.

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mp5jakeAuthor Commented:
I checked the registry values as outlined above and the NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation was  0.  The value of Win95TruncatedExtensions value was  1.  No changes needed

The TMP and TEMP value were set to the users directory instead of %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp.  I changed the value to C:\Temp and created the c:\TEMP directory.  I did change this but I still have the problem

I will now check the Wow32.dll

Thank You
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mp5jakeAuthor Commented:
Wow32.dll is an older version 5.2.3790.3959 and it should be 5.2.3790.4087

How can I get a newer version?
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mp5jakeAuthor Commented:
Never mind - I missed the link.  I am downloading the fix right now.
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mp5jakeAuthor Commented:
Turns out my server is 32bit.  back to the drawing board...  :(
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mp5jakeAuthor Commented:
We closed 16 Bit programs from running and it solved the problem.   Thank You all for your help.
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