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Applications hang & System freezes

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#1 adamsmith070


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:41 PM

I have an unstable XP -SP2 installation that has evolved into the current state over the last few weeks. The terminating event is a crash preceded frequently by a " The task Master has encountered a problem and " statement. I have ran exhaustive virus and malware scans with Kaspersky and Malwarebytes.

System Overview:
Computer Type: Advanced Micro Devices 2833 MHz.
Memory: Total physical: 3326 MB. Used: 18%
Drives: 529 GB total free 1025 GB total size in 3 drives

Windows name and version: Multiprocessor Free (5.1.2600)
IE version: 6.0.2900.2180
DirectX Version: Unknow or Newer then DirectX 9.0c (
BIOS Manufactured: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS Date: 12/05/2006
BIOS Version: ASUS M2N-E SLI ACPI BIOS Revision 0506
BIOS Size: 512 KB
Hard Drives
Drive: C
Total space: 279 GB (100%)
Free space: 41 GB (14%)
Used space: 239 GB (85%)
Drive: D
Total space: 279 GB (100%)
Free space: 279 GB (99%)
Used space: 0 GB (0%)
Drive: E
Total space: 466 GB (100%)
Free space: 209 GB (44%)
Used space: 256 GB (55%)
Memory Information
Total Physical Memory: 3326 MB
Total Windows Memory: 8532 MB
Free Memory: 7481 MB
Used Memory: 1051 MB
Page Size: 4096 bytes
Total threads: 590
Total processes: 45
PageFile Total Size: 5330172 KB (100%)
PageFile Used: 439992 KB (8%)
PageFile Free: 4890180 KB (92%)

The Event log records show some Information and Error Events:

Typical Information [with "service stopped"] >>
The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( gusvc ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Service stopped

Date : 9/20/2009 Source : Application Error
Time: 11:33:25 Category : None
Type : Error Event: 1000
Faulting application msntask.exe, version 3.0.1125.0, faulting module mscoree.dll, version 2.0.50727.3053, fault address 0x00005810.
Date : 9/20/2009 Source : Application Hang
Time: 11:29:13 Category : None
Type : Error Event: 1001
Fault bucket 126637809.
Date : 9/20/2009 Source : Application Hang
Time: 11:29:06 Category : (101)
Type : Error Event: 1002
Hanging application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, hang module hungapp, version, hang address 0x00000000

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:06 PM

My guess would be that you either have multiple versions of MS.NET installed or that you have a damaged version of same.

I would try removing all versions of MS.NET (via Add/Remove Programs)...then downloading/installing: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

I would also consider leaving IE6 in the past, IE7 and IE8 work just fine.


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