Archive for June, 2012

TaskTrayApplication Crash

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Do you get an annoying “TaskTrayApplication” crashed or some such warning when Windows 7 boots?  I did too.  Finally took a minute to track it down and it turns out to be HP’s Toner Cartridge Authentication program. I’m pretty sure this program does little more than spy on you, so just remove it from Control Panel -> Uninstall a Program and the problem will go away.

BTW, why are huge tech companies like HP unable to maintain extranets with normal-looking URLs for human beings?  Having to surf through pages like http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?&objectID=c02632486 is ridiculous.