A batch file HAS STOPPED working.

Gigabyte / 693A-686A
December 31, 2008 at 04:43:13
Specs: WinMe, 700Mhz; 640Mb
It used to close applications no longer needed once the PC went off-line. What might cause that ?
The entries are of the format :
"C:\Program Files\End Process\EndProcess" Skype.
When the batch file is run, I get the following message : "Endprocess has caused an error in <unknown>. Endprocess will now close."
If I change the entries to the format :
"C:\Program Files\End Process\EndProcess Skype." (by moving the second "), I no longer get the error message, but the batch file remains ineffective. Fearing corruption, I replaced the endprocess.exe file, but there was no improvement.

I had a (UNsolicited) reticking of all unticked entries in MSConfig's StartUp tab at about the same time as the batch became ineffective.

Speaking on 'unsolicited', I could not get the category of 'batch' to stick for this query.

Basty


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#1
December 31, 2008 at 06:25:13
Sounds to me like you may have some trouble in the registry.

Do you have another computer with the same os to test the script on to eliminate it as the cause of the problem? After all you say it used to work and it is presumably unchanged.

Since your on Win ME I suggest running scandisk and scanregw

Other than that I have no idea..........


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#2
January 1, 2009 at 04:24:29
It amazes me how 'you' remain responsive even at the height of the Festive Season !
As for scanning, with THIS website comes the invitation to use Registry Booster, but when I tried it (on a WinXP system) it found >500 'anomalies' and offered to fix 15 of them !
I do in fact have clones of the system from a time before this problem developed. But I can't see how I can apply that towards a solution.
I routinely do a scandisk every week and have lately had it hanging 'midway', but today scandisk finally progressed to the end.

The batch file DEFINITELY used to work well, as did another batch file using 'endproccess' BOTH now fail to 'act'.

I did not know about scanregw, so will see if that helps.

Basty


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#3
January 1, 2009 at 05:37:57
I may get in trouble for saying but I'd say that "Registry Booster" was a paid-for-add. Personally I'm very suspicious of anything that is free and pays money to look for me.

Are you running any anti Virus/malware software? Now I think about it a nastie might like to mess with start up entries and ways to kill processes.

The problem may even be caused by a corrupted dll, I can only guess...........


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#4
January 1, 2009 at 07:23:49
Judago
I wrote a response, but when I submitted it, was asked to register, and after doing so, the reponse has not appeared, even though it was shown on the page that asked for registration. Maybe this can be improved ?

I tried the scanregw in vain; but found that it was already ticked in MSConfig's StartUp tab. I RAN (in vain)c:\windows\options\cabs\endprocess.exe on one of the apps I want to close, so it can't be the batch file that is the problem. The line command references a DIFFERENT copy of the EXE than the batch file does, so it can't be corruption of the EXE - it seems to be a changed response by the system to the EXE - where does THAT lead me ?

I have searched Google for 'endprocess.exe fails'
but the very sparse results were not useful.

Basty


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#5
January 2, 2009 at 00:08:14
It sounds like you may be going down the sorry road of re-installation for one of these little but annoying and counter-productive niggles.

I don't have any idea on how to fix your problem other than that.

As for loosing your post, when that happens to me I normally just login and hit the back button until I'm back to the page I tried to posted from, seems to work for me every time. I do use ff so that may make a difference as well......


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#6
January 3, 2009 at 01:45:46
The culprit has been identified ! A lengthy explanation is required:
I normally clone my WinMe system once a week to 'the next' of 5 'spare' HDDs. So I can always revert to earlier configurations. That allowed me to start with a system where endprocess.exe was still effective. Since I also log all the changes I make (VERY tedious work), I could rerun them until I found one that disabled the functioning of endprocess.exe

It turned out to be the installation of v6 of a screen capture program 'Hypersnap'. I would love to know WHY there is this incompatibility, but even if I can't, the 'problem' is solved !

Basty


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#7
January 3, 2009 at 18:49:31
Good to here you found the problem!

Perhaps you should let the author know, especially if you are using the paid for version.


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