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Software hanging - conhost/csrss problem? RRS feed

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    We are having difficulties executing our in-house developed software running from a cmd prompt in Windows 7 professional (32 & 64bit).  We have no issus on XP machines.  The application hangs and is irrecoverable.  I have used process explorer to view the processes which were associated with the application.  There is an instance of conhost.exe and the application.exe.  The only way to kill the application, once hanging,  is to kill the conhost.exe process using "process explorer". 

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    I have looked at the relevant processes and also used the “Analyze Wait Chain” feature of Resource Monitor to determine which process is waiting.  This showed that the application.exe is waiting for a response from the application.exe. 

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    We need to resolve this as we are unable to migrate onto windows 7 machines as things stand. 

    Any sugestions would be appreciated. 

    Sean

     


    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:33 AM

Answers

  • Hi Sean,

     

    You can right click the application icon -> Properties -> Compatibility -> choose Windows XP mode to test the issue.

     

    If the issue persists, since it is a in-house developed software, I suggest contacting MSDN Forum:

     

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories

     

    Regards,

    Niki


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    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:50 AM
    Friday, January 14, 2011 8:50 AM

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  • How should we help? Run the application from the Visual Studio debugger. I don't know what your tool does. Only you do.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:36 PM
  • Hi Sean,

     

    You can right click the application icon -> Properties -> Compatibility -> choose Windows XP mode to test the issue.

     

    If the issue persists, since it is a in-house developed software, I suggest contacting MSDN Forum:

     

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories

     

    Regards,

    Niki


    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:50 AM
    Friday, January 14, 2011 8:50 AM