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I was following this blog about SharePoint Designer 2010 state machine workflows and edited the choices in the site column Task Status list from the defaults to 'approved' and 'rejected'. I probably should have done this just on the custom content type.

I now find that other workflows on the same site aren't completing, e.g. a 'collect data from a user' action remains 'in progress' after the task has been completed. I suspect this is something to do with editing the default choices. I've tried putting the Task Status site column back to the normal choices; Not Started,In Progress...etc.

I only have access to the site in SharePoint Designer, so I have to try and fix it from here. Any ideas how to get back to normal?

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This is happening to me too. I'm totally dead in the water with this problem. I did modify the Task Status values as well, but like you I changed them BACK. – April Drake Sep 5 '13 at 23:16

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