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Runtime Error (cidaemon.exe)

by BaneBaneBane / January 28, 2007 5:14 AM PST

This is the alert window that I get every few seconds, or minutes:

"Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Error
Runtime Error!
Program: C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information."

I always get this message, even if I didn't start any application. There is no software that runs at background, I checked it all.
I tried with antiviruses, anti-spy softwares, HijackThis, stoping this indexing service... Even if I delete cidaemon.exe, Windows makes another copy.

I don't know what application makes this error, since I haven't installed anything new.

I am running Windows XP Pro SP2,CPU Intel 3GHz, 786 MB DDRAM...

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Re: cideamon
by Kees Bakker / January 28, 2007 5:30 AM PST

I'd follow the advice given in : turn off indexing service. In fact, I had already done it on my new XP machine. I don't think I need the results. Do you rely heavily on it?

And, of course, this is a typical background process. Why it misbehaves isn't clear. Time to call Microsofts support team, as advised? There's nothing about cideamon on the MSKB, except a Japanese article about it using 100% of the CPU.


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by BaneBaneBane / January 28, 2007 7:59 AM PST
In reply to: Re: cideamon

I tried to stop indexing service from "Services", but it stops a file cisvc.exe. Even if Indexing services are stopped, this message continuous. You can delete cidaemon.exe, and it will be there again in the second.

Sometimes I can work half of hour without Runtime Error, and sometimes it repeats 6-7 times after clicking OK.

I tried to repair my XP installation - same again.

Many people have problems with Runtime errors like me. As I can see, nobody fixed it.

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Re: stopping indexing service
by Kees Bakker / January 28, 2007 3:52 PM PST
In reply to: Re:cideamon

If you stop it from the services panel, then reboot, it shouldn't be started again. Or do as the very first suggestion: remove it from config panel.

Also check (properties!) if this is the real Microsoft cideamon.exe, not some malware.

Hope this helps.


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