Posted 06 April 2008 - 10:58 AM
Im having a strange problem when logging off from one of my Users on my WinXP SP2 (Home). This problem only happens on one of my three Users.
While logging off, I get a "Ending Task" window just before the desktop disappesrs, then it goes right to the User Login display. This obviously means I have a task (program) running that is not being properly shut down while logging off.
I did a little research & decided to try the program "WhatsRunning" (h**p://software.techrepublic.com.com/download.aspx?docid=229408) to see what may be running that I cant see. It allows a comparison between different "snapshots". I created a snapshot with an uneffected User & then took one of the User Im having the problem with. After comparing the two, I noticed two processes (actually 2 instances of the same process) running on the affected User that were not running on a unaffected User. The process (two instances) is/are "wmiprvse.exe".
There are many other differences between the two snapshots but the mainly deal with Modules & IP ports. I can try to post the comparison if needed.
Thank you for your time