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What functions does MSGSRV32.EXE perform, and what can be possible causes of “MSGSRV32” errors? - Technical Tip - 142749




If you are seeing an MSGSRV32 error, search the Dell or Microsoft KB.

If you are seeing an MSGSRV32 error, search the Dell Knowledge Base at Dell Support and the Microsoft Knowledge Base at Microsoft Support for the exact error message.

NOTE: If the error message window has a Details button, click the Details button to get as many details as you can about the error.



MSGSRV32.EXE is an internal Windows utility that mediates communication between applications.

MSGSRV32.EXE is an internal Windows utility that mediates communication between applications. It performs several interactive tasks necessary for Windows operation. Some of its functions are:

  • Manages Plug and Play messages in system operations
  • Manages automatic responses to Setup programs, checks for overwritten Windows files during Setups, and optionally restores the Windows versions of overwritten files
  • Displays the initial logon dialog box if networking is enabled
  • Plays the system startup and shutdown sounds
  • Loads Windows drivers at startup and unloads them at shutdown
  • Runs the shell program (usually Explorer.exe) and re-runs the shell if necessary

MSGSRVR32 errors are often too generic to guide you in correcting them and can occur during the performance of any of the functions listed above, so it is important to keep notes of what you were trying to do when the error message appeared.



 
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Data ultima modifica: 03/30/2016 03:16 PM


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