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#1 Hunter00


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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:34 PM

I am getting a "assert failed" message everytime I start my computer. The message appears after my desktop is already up and visable. It does not seem to effect the function of my system at all. I am running Window XP Home Ed. service pack 3.

I do not know if this is something I need to worry about or just an annoyance? What is it and how would I fix it? Any ideas???
The exact message reads;

ASSERT FAILED\Projects\wtKernel\src\Win32\cm\Core\cmCodeModule.cpp:90m_CodeHandle! = NULL


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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:30 PM

I did some googling, didn't find much about your error.
Do you have Wild Tangent on your computer? That's the only thing I saw which
could be related to the message you receive.
Wild Tangent makes games that could have been preinstalled on your computer if
you have an off-the-shelf system. Or it could be on your system if you've installed it.
To find out, go to Add Remove programs to see if it's listed there.
Please post back to let me know if it's there or not.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 08 February 2009 - 11:37 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:55 AM

The following is from Microsoft Discussion Groups Home.

After Googling around, this file seems to be connected to Wild Tangent
software. Wild Tangent makes a lot of little games that probably came
preinstalled on your computer. It usually has an updater (good to
disable that). Use the System Configuration Utility to see what is
starting with Windows and disable it - look for anything connected with
Wild Tangent.

Start>Run>msconfig [enter]

This brings up the System Configuration Utility. Look on the Startup tab
and find the probable culprit. Uncheck the box next to its name, Apply
and OK out. You don't need to restart immediately, but the next time
you do you'll get a dialog saying you've used the Utility. Just tick
the box that says in effect, "don't bother me about this again".

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#4 Hunter00

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:43 PM

I found the Wild Tangent programs that came preinstalled on my system. I removed/deleted them all, never played them anyway. This took care of the Assert failed message that was appearing. Problem solved! :flowers: :thumbsup: I also downloaded the Windows Defense programs as it looked helpful to solving problems in the future.

Thanks for all the help

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:05 PM

I am encountering the exact same issue (appearence of the ASSERT FAILED box), however I'm completely locked out of my desktop once it opens. It doesn't recognize any mouse clicks or key strokes, so I'm unable to remove the Wild Tangent program. When I hit CNTRL-ALT-DELETE the Task Manger pops up, but it doesn't recognize any mouse clicks. Also, I just downloaded IE 8, so I'm wondering if this is casuing the problem.

Any help is much appreciated! Again, every time I boot my machine I'm locked out of conducting any functions, so not sure how I can debug this. Maybe there is a way in the boot menu, or should I try re-installing XP?


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:32 PM

I finally was able to unlock my computer - then followed the instructions above using msconfig, and it solved the problem. Thanks dc3!

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