Faulting Application Transportservice.exe RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I logged into my WHS administrator account with remote desktop to check my system I  got the notification that a BSOD had occurred and it proceeded to do  the usual Microsoft error reporting.  I then went into event viewer and was horrified to see that the error below had occurred every five minutes for two whole days:

    "Faulting application TransportService.exe, version 6.0.2423.0, faulting module urlmon.dll, version 8.0.6001.18939, fault address 0x0001b385."

    The first few instances of the error had this event viewer entry also (from DrWatson):

    "The application, C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\TransportService.exe, generated an application error The error occurred on 09/17/2010 @ 23:00:55.003 The exception generated was c0000005 at address 6F36B385 (URLMON!CreateIUriBuilder)

    ...but then it was just the first error repeated over and over.

    I noticed that the time it started was 11:00:54pm, and I have Windows update set to automatically check for and apply any at 11pm.  I don't know if this is a coincidence or not.  On this particular day, there were no Windows updates applied according to the Windows Update history.

    I installed some new hardware a week ago (a PCIe eSATA board which performed beautifully) and also I added another drive to the storage pool, but, there were no errors associated with these actions, and, there was nothing serious reported in the event viewer for six days afterwards so I don't think I destabilized my system with this new hardware.  I would think that if these errors were associated with the new hardware, they would have happened more or less immediately.  I've experienced some bouts of instability with my WHS system several months ago (not this particular error, but serious nonetheless) which also leads me to believe this new hardware is not a factor.

    I ran Malwarebytes on the C: drive and it isn't showing any malware.
    I tested my memory with Memtest86+ for an entire day and it didn't report a single error.
    All Windows Updates have been successfully applied.
    Backups and shares have been behaving normally throughout the erroring period, and the connector icons on all systems were all green - in other words, there is no outward sign that anything was amiss.

    So, 1) What does TransportService.exe and urlmon.dll do, and 2) How should I continue my troubleshooting with this?  

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 4:17 PM

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  • http://msgoodies.blogspot.com/2008/01/windows-home-server-transport-service.html The help there sorted out my problems on at least two HS units
    Do unto others before they get chance to screw you !
    Monday, October 4, 2010 5:04 AM