About 3 weeks ago, i noticed a strange problem where when I exited a particular program (non-standard ie. not outlook or something like that), it was still on the taskbar. When clicking on the task bar button for that program, nothing happened. ALT+TAB didn't work and after I presses CTRL+ALT+DEL and went to task manager, there was no instance in the applications list. However, the executable still existed in the process queue. I would kill the process and it would be ok. Then it stopped going to the task bar but would still be in the processes. Now it has stopped completely and is working fine on my computer, no idea why.
However, it is occurring now on new Standard Operating Environments that I am rolling out. Fresh installations of XP SP2 with vendor drivers, windows updates and job specific applications installed.
And it now is not just one program, but several. The only link I can see between the programs is that they have some network interaction. All of them but one that are doing this actually are installed on the network. The other is paging software and just communicated with an IP address.
Speaking to a vendor support person one day he said it might have something to do with windows updates?
Anyone have any clues?
Edited by bucky81, 06 July 2005 - 10:47 PM.