How to Keep a Critical Program Running

November 4, 2012 at 18:31:55
Specs: Windows XP, 1.6ghz/448mb
I want to monitor a running program on an XP box to make sure it stays running. If the program should quit for whatever reason, I'd like a way to attempt to restart the program after xx - minutes/seconds, for xx - attempts.

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November 5, 2012 at 03:05:33
The only way i know of achieving this would be to write a small application using VB. This application will check if the program is running, if it is not running, then it will attempt to start the application.

This is fairly simple but obviously if you do not have Visual Studio then probably not possible.

alternatively, and i dont really recommend it, a macro is excel could achieve the same result, but im not sure how stable that will be.

Do you know any programming languages?

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November 5, 2012 at 05:09:32
Is this "critical program" a secret?

BTW, if your specs are listed correctly, 448MB really isn't enough RAM for a decent XP eXPerience. And it probably means you have 512MB with 64MB being allocated for integrated graphics. You'd be doing yourself a huge favoir by adding more RAM & a discrete graphics card.

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