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Windows 7: IE8 Feeds failing after a few hours

01 Jul 2009   #1
mocax

Windows 7 RC
 
 
IE8 Feeds failing after a few hours

Anyone got this problem on Windows 7 RC?
Every 3 or 4 hours, msfeedssync.exe process will fail to close. And thus breaking the scheduling for downloading feeds.

I've to kill the process then do a force sync by doing a "Refresh All" on the feeds.
msfeedssync will fail after about 8 times.


Basically, IE8 updates its feeds by scheduling a task that calls msfeedssync.
When msfeedssync is running, it'll schedule the next run time to 8am (or depending on your time zone?) the next day.
After syncing feeds, msfeedssync will re-schedule itself to run in the next 15min, 30min etc (depending on your default schedule)

So the process either failed while downloading feeds, or failed when attempting to reschedule itself...



Works fine on XP though.


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01 Jul 2009   #2
Extreme

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

I've been using internet explorer been using to for a while on my desktop haven't had issues with it yet
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01 Jul 2009   #3
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

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02 Jul 2009   #4
mocax

Windows 7 RC
 
 

nope, not working

googled and got those links long ago, but to no avail....

i've been contacting one of the ie8 guys, sent him some diag files, but no reply yet...

anyone here has 10 RSS feeds in IE8?


i tried resetting IE8 and re-adding the feeds, it went smoothly yesterday, so i thought it's fixed. But alas, it's back again.

frankly, i thought using task scheduler for IE8's feeds isn't a good idea... it's introducing an external point of failure...

guess i'll have to write a script to kill and reschedule msfeedssync....
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02 Jul 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
feed prob

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mocax View Post
Anyone got this problem on Windows 7 RC?
Every 3 or 4 hours, msfeedssync.exe process will fail to close. And thus breaking the scheduling for downloading feeds.

I've to kill the process then do a force sync by doing a "Refresh All" on the feeds.
msfeedssync will fail after about 8 times.


Basically, IE8 updates its feeds by scheduling a task that calls msfeedssync.
When msfeedssync is running, it'll schedule the next run time to 8am (or depending on your time zone?) the next day.
After syncing feeds, msfeedssync will re-schedule itself to run in the next 15min, 30min etc (depending on your default schedule)

So the process either failed while downloading feeds, or failed when attempting to reschedule itself...



Works fine on XP though.
Could we get your computer specs, clean install or update, 32 bit or 64, etc

Ken
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03 Jul 2009   #6
mocax

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Pentium D 3.2GHz
4GB RAM
120GB harddrive

32bit Upgrade from Vista Ultimate.

It's frustrating. I spent the night watching the processes in task manager and refreshing task scheduler, but everything went smoothly....

Could be IE8? I've been using it as default browser and opened/closed numerous tab on an average day, got a couple of tab crashes (when it doesn't respond to stop/refresh)

I'll switch default browser back to firefox for a day, to see if msfeedssync is working properly without ever opening IE8.
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06 Jul 2009   #7
mocax

Windows 7 RC
 
 

OK, i've narrowed down the problem to msfeedssync failing if there's a momentary loss of internet connection (i hate my ISP) when it's attempting to download feeds.

i wonder if i can set a timeout value for msfeedssync....
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13 Jul 2009   #8
mocax

Windows 7 RC
 
 

i can't really pin point what's went wrong with msfeedssync, but i lack the expertise to reverse engineer the exe.

using TCPView, i get no activity from msfeedssync, it's just waiting there.

let's hope it'll get fixed when it retails in october.

anyway, i've moved on to using google reader to keep track of my RSS feeds. :P
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