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Workflow Stuck in Starting process

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :C#
 
I've had Sharepoint 2007 Server running for quite sometime now where we have managers creating documents. these workflows use to run and complete but now they're stuck in starting process. if i terminate the workflow and run it again, it works. its only when i create the element is when it doesn't complete


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