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Keep getting this error "ErrorCode=(288)Attempt to release mutex not owned by caller"

Getting these errors continuously every hour:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      SQLVDI
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1
Date:            4/03/2008
Time:            1:00:57 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SYD-SERVER
Description:
SQLVDI: Loc=CVDS::Cleanup. Desc=Release(ClientAliveMutex). ErrorCode=(288)Attempt to release mutex not owned by caller.
. Process=11400. Thread=8952. Client. Instance=. VD=.
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according to http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/w2000Msgs/3784.mspx?mfr=true
Explanation:

You must be the current owner of a mutex semaphore in order to release it.

User Action:

Request ownership of the mutex semaphore; then retry the command. You may have to contact the supplier of the running application.
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ASKER

How do you request ownership of the mutex semaphore???
Here is an interesting article explaining them a little bit:
http://geekswithblogs.net/shahed/archive/2006/06/09/81268.aspx
Are you writing code that is putting locks and release locks on resources?  If so your error probably originates there.  If not you probably have a corrupt install and should reinstall SQL Server.
Or i guess if you have another add on application running that could be causing the problem.  Try removing all add-ins and killing all non critical running applications and let me know if the problem persists.
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I'm not writing any code. There are several applications that run on this server and some use MSDE and one that runs on SQL. I will try and uninstall the application using SQL and I'll see what happens.
This link here has the info you are looking for i think:
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1386376&SiteID=1
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