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Task Manager Error

Posted on 2002-03-18
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I hope someone has seen this before cuz I never have.
When I open the Task Manger in I am unable to stop processes under the processes tab.
The Error I get is:
Operation could not be completed.
Binding handle invalid.
Happens on all processes.

Checked the MS knowledge base but found very limited info.

Any help here would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Sean
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by:cookre
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Are you now, or have you ever, used Active Directory on this box?

If so, are you no longer connected to the domain controller?
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by:sean_larabee
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No sir this box has has always been stand alone with no active directory installed.
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by:CrazyOne
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Try this it may find a file or two corrupted or out of version.

Start > Run type in

sfc /scannow

Also scan for virus's
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by:CrazyOne
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Have you applied the sp1 and/or sp2 patches yet?
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by:sean_larabee
ID: 6882351
I have installed sp2 since this problem started but it did not seem to make a difference.
I will try the sfc /scannow.
Yes this one has me baffled!@#$%&*() :}
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by:CrazyOne
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>>>Yes this one has me baffled

Me too.
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by:CrazyOne
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Have you installed or unistalled any software or hardware prior to this problem?
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by:sean_larabee
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I am really not sure when the problem started so I can't really say if software has been installed since then or not.
(The machine belongs to my Step-Father and due to my occupation I am elected to maintain family machines.)
I have not run sfc /scannow yet I will later and go from there.
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by:rpaquet
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Look in control panel/services if there is a service attached to your proccess. If yes, stop the service.
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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
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by:sean_larabee
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I ran into this problem last year and searched high and low for an answer.
I cannot remember what I found but I do remember that in the end the only solution I found that worked was a reload.
Of course that depends on the role the system plays and your ability to back up data.

Good luck.
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