Error: "Server Busy - the other program is busy - choose "switch to"

Posted on 2009-02-13
Last Modified: 2013-12-19
I'm running a Dell XPS with Windows Vista, and just reciently sert up a network connection to my HP laptop.

I get a "server busy"  "This action cannot becompleted beause the other program is busy.  Choose 'Swith T' to activate the busy program..."

Only problem is hitting Switch To opens the start menu... and the machine slllllooooowwws down to a crawl, with the error message never going away

I am using VIPER spyware suite and think this might have something to do with it.  I turned it off, and the error hasn't come up again (yet).

Any suggestions, ideas about this?  I'm calling Viper Tech support just in case it is related.

Question by:AFTerry
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    I have had the same error as well a few times before, as far as I found out its caused by HP Utilities. Do you have any HP utitlities runing in the background?? I installed a HP printer driver on my computer and that gave me the same message quite a few times as well.

    Either the program wasn't getting permission from the firewall to connect to server to check updates and this is why you saw this error or it could have been a virus. My suggestion is to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and update it and do a scan then. Best to get rid of it.

    Hope it helps

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