HsMgr.exe*32 Causes 32-bit program issues.

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I have found out that this process is causing my 32-bit programs (FireFox, Internet Explorer, Steam, etc) to not run. Although when I try to run them, their process appears, no actual window appears. As soon as I end the process of HsMgr.exe*32, all the programs run perfectly fine. I have two HsMgr.exe programs running on my system for some reason. a 64-bit version (HsMgr64.exe) and the 32 bit version (HsMgr.exe*32). I was wondering if it is possible to simply delete this 32 bit version from my system folder to prevent it from starting up when my PC starts up. Considering when I stop it, nothing bad seems to happen, I don't see how it would be a problem. Just checking to see if anyone knows what this does.

Thanks
Sean
 


kemical

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#2
From initial looks at the net it looks like a sound driver?.. I'll look a little more but whilst I do what are you sound drivers like? Latest versions ect?

Just as a thought.. If you type msconfig in the run box, hit enter and then check the start up tab under system configuration. You might be able to stop these drivers from starting up?
 


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I'll try this, thanks. And yes, they are the most up-to-date drivers.

EDIT: I found the driver no problem using msconfig and unselected it from running on startup. That should fix the problem considering that was the only program I had to stop to fix the issue. Thanks again.
 


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kemical

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Sounds promising.. Lets hope that this proves to be the solution.. :)
 


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