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Autoit Script opens indefinite copies of Calc.exe

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Hello , The script below when executed opens indefinite copies of calc.exe and the it becomes very difficult to kill the script  .  The same happens with Run("notepad.exe") . Please suggest how to run a single only executable of Calc.exe. I am using O/S : Win XP Sp3

Run("Calc.exe")
winwaitactive("Calculator")
Sleep(1000)
Winclose("Calculator")

Thanks,

Vinod

 

 

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 Calc ()

Func Calc ()

Run("Calc.exe")

winwaitactive("Calculator")

Sleep(1000)

Winclose("Calculator")

Exit

Endfunc

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markyrocks, how is that any different from the original script, other than the unnecessary function?

 

To the OP, are you by any chance naming your script Calc.exe?


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Well I added an exit after it runs for starters. ....figured that would be kinda obvious

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

 Calc ()

Func Calc ()

Run("Calc.exe")

winwaitactive("Calculator")

Sleep(1000)

Winclose("Calculator")

Exit

Endfunc

 

It didn't work ! Still the same result !  Is there any problem with my system ( O/S : Win XP ) Did you try running this script ?

Edited by kumvinod

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 Calc ()

Func Calc ()

Run("Calc.exe")

winwaitactive("Calculator")

Sleep(1000)

Winclose("Calculator")

Exit

Endfunc

It didn't work !! I am getting the same result

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello , The script below when executed opens indefinite copies of calc.exe and the it becomes very difficult to kill the script  .  The same happens with Run("notepad.exe") . Please suggest how to run a single only executable of Calc.exe. I am using O/S : Win XP Sp3

Run("Calc.exe")

winwaitactive("Calculator")

Sleep(1000)

Winclose("Calculator")

Thanks,

Vinod

Script works 100% tried on xp as well on windows7....

The problem is what BrewManNH Mentioned, Do not compile the script itself to calc.exe

Edited by Hawkysoft

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you can call the script calc.exe if you want, just specify the full path to the windows calc program:

run("C:\Windows\system32\calc.exe")

I'm guessing the program is looking to the script directory first for an run command with no path specified, then to the paths in the Path environment variable if it can't find it there.

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Use The Calc Class Window !

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I'm not up to speed on the calc class window.  Could you show an example?

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