Error: MSW call KillTimer failed

Solution or Workaround

Error Message

While in ArcView, this error repeatedly occurs at random:

   MSW call KillTimer failed

Clicking the OK button causes ArcView to crash.


An application running on the machine, such as Lotus Notes, is not implementing the KillTimer function properly.


**This issue has been resolved in ArcView version 3.3**

The only known way to avoid this error is to shut down the problem application while running ArcView. For example, when conflicts between ArcView and Lotus Notes occur, shut down Lotus Notes. Conflicts with Quincy, a debugger application that comes with Lotus Notes, have also been reported. While disabling Quincy will reduce the occurrence of those conflicts, it will not completely prevent this error from occurring.