Conversion fails and aspnet_wp.exe errors appear in the Event Log

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This articles discusses a possible failure occurring during a conversion where the following error may appear in the Event Log:  "aspnet_wp.exe  (PID: 940) stopped unexpectedly"

Event Type: Error
Event Source: ASP.NET 1.1.4322.0
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1084
Date: 9/15/2004
Time: 10:05:58 AM
User: N/A
Computer: <machinename>
aspnet_wp.exe could not be started. The error code for the failure is 80004005. This error can be caused when the worker process account has insufficient rights to read the .NET Framework files. Please ensure that the .NET Framework is correctly installed and that the ACLs on the installation directory allow access to the configured account.



When encountering the above errors, the following is recommended:

  1. Uninstall .NET Framework (or ASP.NET component if using Windows 2003 Server)
  2. Uninstall IIS
  3. Reboot the server
  4. Re-install IIS
  5. Re-install .NET Framework
  6. Install .NET SP1 (see URL links below)