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19-05-2001, 11:54 PM
if computer not operated for more than a few minutes the computer freezes and can only be released by Ctrl/Alt/Del first error to appear is MSGSRV 32 NOT RESPONDING
this has only started happening since installing a new scanner

20-05-2001, 01:31 AM
...the 'msgsrv 32.exe' is Windows 32-bit VxD Message Server and your problem may well be (although not necessarily) associated with the recent installation of a scanner.

The following Microsoft Knowledge Base article [and its links!] might assist:


23-02-2004, 01:06 PM
I had the same problem with my computer freezing and it being Msgsrv32 not responding. So after a while I got sick of having to do this every time, so silly me, I deleted Msgsrv32 from C:/Windows/System.
Now my computer won't start up. I turn it on and it gives me the options to start in Normal or Safe mode, etc. When I choose Safe mode it looks like it's going to load fine, but just when it gets to my desktop I get the message: A fatal exception has occurred at 0147:0000BC9D and I have to press Alt+Ctrl+Delete. When I choose to start in Normal mode it gets to the desktop then it shuts down.
I read on the website you posted that when you get the Msgsrv32 Not Responding message it could have something to do with sound cards and I have been trying to install new drivers for mine, so that was probably the initial problem, but now I can't even get into my computer to restore the Msgsrv32 file I so dumbly deleted.
Can anyone help me???

23-02-2004, 01:25 PM
Hello Hilton

I donít know if you know this but this post is 3 years old! :O :|

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