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Cant get notepad to start!!!! HELP!!!!!!

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Hey everybody,

I just came to know about Autoit yesterday, and i loved it.

So, i start to read and try out msgbox first and it worked

Then i about and try the Run("notepad.exe") but it seems to give me some problem.

The script start running and the autoit icon appears in the taskbar but it keeps on closing and reappearing again but notepad doesnt start,and on the first try I tries the WinWaitActive command too so the taskbar got filled up with the AutoIt icons so i opened task manager and i saw the processes list filled with notepad.exe so i had to restart my computer to solve the problem.I tried all the other .exe in the system32 folder they all seem to work fine.

Please help i am stuck at this point i want to solve this!!!!!!

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Did you by any change build this script with the name "notepad.exe"?

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Actually i did it the first time!!!

then i realised my mistake!!!!!

But at the second try i named it a.au3

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Ok i just realised my mistake i had not deleted the first notepad.exe i had created !!

Sry to bother u guys

Thx Tvern

peace out!!!

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I'm guessing notepad.exe is still in the script dir though, so when you try to run "notepad.exe" without specifying a path, the first place the script looks will be the scriptdir, containing a file that matches the description.

It's always best to supply a full filepath to the file you want to open, or run. Like this: Run(@SystemDir & "\notepad.exe")

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I just realized that I have 2 NOTEPAD.EXE files.

In system32 and windows Dir ! Posted Image


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

So do I! you think they're breeding?

edit: There is also one in my SysWOW64 folder with a smaller filesize might be the offspring.

Edited by Tvern

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Ok i just realised my mistake i had not deleted the first notepad.exe i had created !!

Sry to bother u guys

Thx Tvern

peace out!!!

@Slammy

Just a quick note to you, if you are just testing scripts out, you don't need to compile them into an .exe before you run them. In SciTe, there's an item on the Tools menu called Go which will run the script through AutoIt3.exe without having to compile it first. It's a lot faster and you will also eliminate problems like this in the future.

By the way, if you name your exe to the same name as the program you're trying to run, such as Notepad.exe, you will end up with potentially hundreds of copies of the program running at the same time because each instance will be launching the program again. I had this happen to me and it was a panic situation when I saw all of the Au3 icons in the taskbar. ;)


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I just realized that I have 2 NOTEPAD.EXE files.

In system32 and windows Dir ! Posted Image

i misread this for a second and thought you were saying you had 2 of the same file in 2 different directories, was going to say you can probably look forward to a very bad day in the near future.

1100111 00001011101111 00011101101111 00010111100100 00001111110100 00110111110010 00101101111001 0011100i didn't make up this form of encryption, but i like it.credit to the lvl 6 challenge on arcanum.co.nz

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