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ZeroCfgSvc MFC Application Error


Dino-guy

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This Application relates to wireless operations on my laptop. After installing EMC 9, I an experiencing messages that this application has encountered a problem and needs to close. Interestingly, wireless communications appear to work anyway.

 

What could EMC 9 installation do to cause this? Any ideas would be appreciated!

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Ok , this is a little long winded , but here is the reasion and how to fix it.

 

Zero Config MFC Application Windows 2000/XP/2003 Service, part of Intel’s ProSET utilities and installed by the drivers for many of Intel wireless network cards, whether onboard as seen in some laptops (e.g. Intel Pro Wireless 2100 in Dell laptops amongst others), or in the shape of PCMCIA wireless network cards (e.g. Intel Pro Wireless 2011). This task provides background support functions for the Intel ProSET utilities which enable you to configure your wireless adapter and connection through the Intel ProSET icon in the System Tray.

 

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This is a difficult one. First, ZCFGSVC is actually essential to the proper functioning of many of the Intel ProSET utilities (but not all) and, as with most wireless adapters, whether from Intel or not, these System Tray ProSET utilities are a must if you are using your wireless connection, if only so you know when the signal is fading or dropping. Most importantly, part of the ProSET utilities are responsible for sending out the Wireless network name (SSID) that you need to connect to; so if you fully de‑install the ProSET utilities, you will not be able to connect to your wireless network. Thus, if you are using your wireless adapter, you should in principle keep this service and the ProSET utilities. The problem is that, in some PCs, ZCFGSVC can be incredibly badly behaved : taking up to 100% of CPU time and therefore resulting in an extremely slow PC, preventing the installation of software or Windows updates, or causing “Not Responding” or “End this Program” shutdown problems. If you experience this, try first the very latest drivers from Intel or your laptop manufacturer. If that still does not solve the problem and you have Windows XP/2003, try setting the “Wireless Zero Configuration” service to Disabled. If that still does not solve the problem, then try renaming the C:\Windows\System32\ZCfgSvc.exe file to ZCfgSvc.exe.old as ZCFGSVC is seemingly not necessary for the part of the ProSET utilities which enable you to connect to your wireless network.

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Ok , this is a little long winded , but here is the reasion and how to fix it.

 

Zero Config MFC Application Windows 2000/XP/2003 Service, part of Intel’s ProSET utilities and installed by the drivers for many of Intel wireless network cards, whether onboard as seen in some laptops (e.g. Intel Pro Wireless 2100 in Dell laptops amongst others), or in the shape of PCMCIA wireless network cards (e.g. Intel Pro Wireless 2011). This task provides background support functions for the Intel ProSET utilities which enable you to configure your wireless adapter and connection through the Intel ProSET icon in the System Tray.

 

Recommendation :

This is a difficult one. First, ZCFGSVC is actually essential to the proper functioning of many of the Intel ProSET utilities (but not all) and, as with most wireless adapters, whether from Intel or not, these System Tray ProSET utilities are a must if you are using your wireless connection, if only so you know when the signal is fading or dropping. Most importantly, part of the ProSET utilities are responsible for sending out the Wireless network name (SSID) that you need to connect to; so if you fully de‑install the ProSET utilities, you will not be able to connect to your wireless network. Thus, if you are using your wireless adapter, you should in principle keep this service and the ProSET utilities. The problem is that, in some PCs, ZCFGSVC can be incredibly badly behaved : taking up to 100% of CPU time and therefore resulting in an extremely slow PC, preventing the installation of software or Windows updates, or causing “Not Responding” or “End this Program” shutdown problems. If you experience this, try first the very latest drivers from Intel or your laptop manufacturer. If that still does not solve the problem and you have Windows XP/2003, try setting the “Wireless Zero Configuration” service to Disabled. If that still does not solve the problem, then try renaming the C:\Windows\System32\ZCfgSvc.exe file to ZCfgSvc.exe.old as ZCFGSVC is seemingly not necessary for the part of the ProSET utilities which enable you to connect to your wireless network.

 

 

Thanks for the information. I updated the Intel PROSet Utilities from the Dell website. Problem fixed. I wonder why or if the EMC9 installation process caused the issue but it may not have, it might have been a coincidence. In any case, the update looks like it might be a better fit with Windows XP Pro SP2. Thanks again.

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Thanks for the information. I updated the Intel PROSet Utilities from the Dell website. Problem fixed. I wonder why or if the EMC9 installation process caused the issue but it may not have, it might have been a coincidence. In any case, the update looks like it might be a better fit with Windows XP Pro SP2. Thanks again.

 

No Probs, thats what we are all here for...good luck burning

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