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Sometimes, I suspect when I open a music folder during the right moon phase and during a leap microsecond, this process crashes and pops up an error reporting dialogue. I decline to report the error, because that also fails by now, and choose Exit. Exit just delays the re-appearance of the error reporting dialogue for about 2 seconds.

If I try and kill the process using SysInternals' Process Explorer the process is just restarted, only to crash again. So, I'm pretty sure another process, probably a service because TGitCache doesn't have a parent process and no other Git processes are visible, is keeping tabs on this process and restarting it if it dies. This is cruel and inhuman, but how can I find which nanny process is prolonging the agony?

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The process seems to be 'TortoiseGit for Windows' which looks like a client for Apache.

"TortoiseSVN is an easy-to-use SCM / source control software for Microsoft Windows and possibly the best standalone Apache™ Subversion®client there is. It is implemented as a Windows shell extension, which makes it integrate seamlessly into the Windows explorer. Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE you can use it with whatever development tools you like." Source.

There's a fix here which is a setting change of "TortoiseGit->setting -> Icon Overlays choose "Shell" or "None" to disable TGitCache.exe."

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Of if you know you are not using Apache then just uninstall it! ;) –  HaydnWVN Oct 31 '11 at 11:56
    
thanks, I'll try different Overlays settings, but where does your second paragraph fit in? I have nothing to do with TortoiseSVN. –  ProfK Oct 31 '11 at 12:25
    
Second paragraph is from the softwares webpage, tells you what it does so thought it might help you to identify it! :) –  HaydnWVN Oct 31 '11 at 12:28
    
Note: I've never used (or even looked at) TortoiseGit so apologies if any of this information is inaccurate. –  HaydnWVN Oct 16 '12 at 13:36

First of all, I agree with @HaydnWVN: Uninstall this. If you don't know what it is, you are definitely not using it, and are better off uninstalling it.

Next, for those still seeing this problem, I believe the error is more closely related to this bug report which is supposed to be fixed in TortoiseGit 1.7.5.0.

However, I'm still seeing it on r1.7.7.0, so if anyone has more info, that's still much appreciated.

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