Error message: "The requested resouce is in use."
December 30, 2012 8:02 AM Subscribe
Why do I keep getting the error message "The requested resource is in use" when a program won't start?
posted by Musashi Daryl to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Recently I've had trouble starting a program in Windows Vista. When I load the program I get the error message "The requested resource is in use" but nothing happens. I get the same error message when I try uninistalling the program.
This seems to happen with most programs that have a start tray icon (sorry if that's not the correct term). I've tried right-clicking then closing the programs' icons in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, but I still get the same error message.
If it's not possible to diagnose the problem from this info, can I use People Near Me or something similar to get personalised tech support?
Thank you for your assistance.