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(Assuming the answer to my question above is yes.)
In order to provide a way to retrieve the exit codes from asynchronous processes, the windows implementation has an internal limit of 64 un-waited asynchronous processes. Call one of the above two calls once the process has finished, and you will "fix" the problem.
That said, if your code is starting one process at a time, and then hanging around polling a 'lock' file before continuing; why on earth are you using asynchronous processes and lock files?
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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