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By steve ·
when i try and run microsoft messenger it often stops responding and on pressing ctrl alt delete i see that msgsrv32 is not responding how can i fix this i tried downloading the latest version of messenger already and what is msgsrv32?

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by hinrgman In reply to msgsrv32?

According to Microsoft article Q306616 titled, "Msgsrv32.exe Stops Responding and Then the Computer Stops Responding"

This behavior can occur if all of the following conditions are true:

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) is enabled on your computer.

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A Palm HotSync cradle (from Palm, Inc.) is connected to your computer.

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The letter "A" is not displayed after the cable model number at the end of the HotSync cradle cable.

Some Palm cradles areincompatible on computers that are ACPI-enabled. Look at the end of your cradle cable. According to the manufacturer, if an "A" is not displayed at the end of your cable model number, you have an affected cradle.

To obtain an adapter that corrects this issue at no charge, contact Palm, Inc. For more information, browse to the Palm Web site listed in the "Cause" section of this article.

As a temporary workaround, disconnect the HotSync cradle from your computer. For more information, consult your product documentation.

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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US; q306616

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by hinrgman In reply to msgsrv32?

Another possibility:

According to Microsoft article Q169987 titled, "Msgsrv32 Not Responding When Computer Hangs While Idle"

This behavior can occur when power management is enabled, and you have issues with programs not responding correctlyto power management commands, for example, screen saver programs.

To work around this behavior, use the following steps:

Quit any running programs, and then test to determine if a specific program is causing this behavior. If you quit all running programs and the issue is resolved, one of the programs that was running is the cause of this behavior. If this does not resolve the issue, continue to step 2.

NOTE: This issue is often caused by screen saver programs.

To resolve:

Disable power management. To do so, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Power.

In the Power Management box, click Off (or click the "Allow windows to manage power on this computer" check box to clear it).Click OK.

Restart your computer.

If the behavior continues to occur, follow these additional steps:
In Control Panel, double-click System.

On the Device Manager tab, double-click the System Devices branch to expand it.

Double-clickAdvanced Power Management Support.

On the Settings tab, click the Enable Power Management Support check box to clear it, and then click OK.

Click OK.

Restart your computer when you are prompted to do so.

Source:

http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB ;EN-US;q169987

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by hinrgman In reply to msgsrv32?

A final comment:

Msgsrv32.exe is the Windows 32-bit Message Server. This essential program normally never appears in the Task List unless it has "hung"; it otherwise runs invisibly in the background performing a variety of essential services, a significant majority of which being to do with on-screen messages and notifications.

Recommendation :
As mentioned above this program only ever appears in the Task List if it has "hung". When that happens you will see "Not responding" next to it. Simply highlight it, and do an End Task on it (you may need to wait 5-10 seconds after the first "End Task" and re-do it). If MSGSRV32 hangs often, you will need to investigate.

Source:

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_m .htm

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by steve In reply to msgsrv32?

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by dmiles In reply to msgsrv32?

If conventional Microsoft Knowledgebase article donot provide a fix it is best to try extracting a new copy of the file from the Windows Operating System disk

If al else fails,the other option will be to run setup over the existing operating system,using only the cd-rom

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