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If ten years ago it was still common to see an entire company using just one server, these days that's no longer the case.
New computers are added to the network with the understanding that they will be taken care of by the admins.
Keeping an eye on these servers is a tedious, time-consuming process.
Even with 5 minutes per server (to check the logs and other parameters), it may take an hour to make sure that everything is ok and no "red lights" are blinking on any of the servers.
This is a very generic error and it doesn't tell much about what caused it.
Some applications may fail with this error when the system is left unstable by another faulty program.
Usually, a reboot is recommended when this type of error is showing up.
If the error is persistent, then one can start digging further (i.e.
update the application that is listed in the event), install latest hotfixes, check for viruses and so on.
If the application is and you cannot do "New window" without crashing the browser, then see ME316593 (there used to be another article, ME272322 but it was removed from Microsoft's support site).
This may also occur if the application is not compatible with the operating system.