Real Case: Random apps running 100% CPU (advanced)

This is another 100% CPU issue.  This time I’m not working on any customer case as the issue is happening on my own Windows XP SP2 machine.  So I resolved trying to troubleshoot that just for fun J. First, let me explain the scenario: Random interactive applications, like Outlook, Word, Excel, Explorer, Internet Explorer etc,…

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Real Case: .Net Apps – "No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it" (basic)

Recently we’ve been receiving (by coincidence) some escalations to troubleshoot the same issue.  It’s about .Net apps returning the following exception:   SocketException::.ctor() 10061:No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it   The cases I’ve been working with show different stack traces but the main point here is that exception is…

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