msgsrv32 'freeze' starting netscape
Posted on 1998-10-04
I've done a fresh install of '98 on an older Acer laptop. When I start Netscape Communicator 4.0.5, the system 'freezes' and reports from the task list that MSGSRV32 is not responding. I end the msgsrv32 task and the system resumes without any apparent loss of performance - netscape fires up and works correctly.
This situation is the same each time the machine is re-started. The first start of 'any?' application, which is commonly netscape, causes this behaviour. Once I've ended the msgsrv32 task, all's well until I reboot..
My question, aside from attempting to isolate and fix the problem is a little more general; what is the msgsrv32 task responsible for? I assume this is the MessageService/32bit. Is this similar (in function) to the messing service under NT?
Any and all input is great.