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What Does This Mean And How Is It Fixed


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#1 nolena

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 08:42 PM

What does this mean?



[b]The background task server has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvienence.


I have received this message twice after restarting the PC
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 06:16 AM

Do you have Sp1, SP2 and all subsequent updates loaded?

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 01:48 PM

This helps explain what a background task is:
http://www.liutilities.com/products/speedu...backgroundtask/




This sheds light on methods of tracking your particular "offender"
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/ng/microsoft.pu.../post409326.asp

This list demonstrates a couple background tasks in action:
http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:IwWVxe...us&ct=clnk&cd=6

Incidences of scheduled tasks running have been reported to trigger that message also.

That message would prompt me to open the task manager and check all processes running,
determine which applications were running from the startup (by using start>run>msconfig>startups tab or spybot>advanced mode>tools>startups). Viewing them, I'd try to mentally track back to the times
the message came up to see if I could draw a conclusion.

I might also open control panel>administrative tools>computer management>event viewer>applications & system logs to see what events were listed at the time the messages appeared.

Perhaps that'll help you. :thumbsup:

Edited by phawgg, 18 March 2006 - 01:59 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...




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