I occasionally get an error message regarding the Service Launcher when I start my computer.

I get an error message after turning on my computer.  This happens only occasionally. The error reads:

 

"ANIWZCS 2 Service Launcher has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We are sorry for the inconvenience."

 

The error report:

 

Error signature -

  sz AppName: ANIWZCSdS.exe

  sz AppVersion: 1.0.3.7034

  sz ModName:  user .... (prefer not to list)

  sz ModVersion:  5.1.2600.5512

  offset:  00014acd

 

Reporting:

 

Details - This error report includes: information regarding the condition of ANIWZCS 2 Service Launcher when the problem occurred, the operating system version and computer hardware in use, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer.

 

Technical information about error report:

 

C:\DOCUME~1OWNER~1.YOU\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER8199.dir00\ANIWZCSdS.exe.mdmp

C:\DOCUME~1OWNER~1.YOU\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER8199.dir00\appcompat.txt

 

I have Microsoft Windows XP, Media Center Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3.  I also have the current version of Internet Explorer 8.

 

My computer is made by eMachines, with Intel (R) 4 CPU 3.06 GHz, 3.07GHz, 384 MB of RAM.

 

After sending an error report to Microsoft a few times, I will be sent to their webpage with a solution, "Download updates for Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Error."  However, the update they offer is for Windows Service Pack 2; I ran it anyway only to get the message that the solution was only for Service Pack 2.

 

I have not done anything else to find out what the error message means or how to fix it.

 

Thanks in advance.  CalCat

 

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Last updated December 30, 2018 Views 2,784 Applies to:

This may work for you.  I had similar problem with this service. 

Faulting application ANIWZCSdS.exe, version 1.0.3.7034, faulting module user32.dll, version 5.1.2600.5512, fault address 0x00014acd.

To fix it I modified the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ANIWZCSdService "Type" for the service from dword:00000120 to "Type"=dword:00000010

Not had a problem since, the service works perfectly.

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Hi - Regarding that - Appcompat.txt - I had that showing up too and investigated - My best answer came from -http://ask-leo.com/appcompatexe.html - What is Appcompat.exe? If you go there you'll read some of what I'll type in here but there is about 3 pages of others asking the same question. Its worth looking into.

http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_resolve_my_problem_with_appcompattxt.html

Summary: Here's what to do when you see appcompat.txt.

This is another case of Windows being particularly obscure. You see (and I'll say this several times), appcompat.txt is not the problem.

I can hear a crowd of people saying "Yes it is! It's right there in this error message!". That's what I mean by Windows being obscure. Read the error message carefully and you'll see what I mean. Appcompat.txt is not the problem, it's not the error, and it's not the cause of the error ... it's information about the error.

Appcompat.txt is simply a reporting file used when uploading error reports to Microsoft. You've seen the message asking you if you would like to "report this error to Microsoft"? Appcompat.txt is a file that is uploaded if you say yes.

Appcompat.txt is not the problem. It contains information about the problem. Open it up in Notepad, and you'll see what I mean. When you get an error message that references appcompat.txt, it'll usually give you the full path to the file. So click on Start, Run and enter:

Notepad C:\DOCUME~1\username\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER7b4e.dir00\appcompat.txt
Where "C:\DOCUME~1\username\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER7b4e.dir00\appcompat.txt" is replaced with the actual information that was presented in the error message. You'll see a lot of technical information that begins with this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<DATABASE>
"Appcompat.txt is not the problem."Followed by information about the program that was running at the time an error occurred. Note: it's not meant that you understand this. It's meant for the engineers back at Microsoft to use to analyze failures and hopefully provide fixes over time. I point it out here, simply to drive home the point:

Appcompat.txt is not the problem. It contains information about the problem.

So what do you do when you get an error message that references appcompat.txt? In my opinion, a) allow Windows to report the error to Microsoft, if it asks you to, and b) forget about appcompat.txt. Unless you're technical enough to understand what's inside of it, it will not help you. Focus instead on what you were doing when the problem happened. We all know that programs can crash for many, many different reasons. The problem could be due to a bug in an application, a problem with your machine, a bug in Windows, a security issue, or any number of other things. Just saying "it's appcompat.txt" tells you exactly nothing about the problem.

The steps to take then will depend on what you were doing and what applications were involved. A fix could be as simple as a configuration change, a virus scan, a system file check, or as complex as a complete rebuild and reinstall of Windows. But without more information, there's simply no way to know.

As a final note I want to be clear that appcompat.txt and appcompat.exe are two completely different things. Appcompat.exe is discussed in this other article: Appcompat.exe - What is Appcompat.exe?.

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