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.