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Hey there, I am making a tool that automates commands on the command prompt.  Here is an example:

While 1
      Switch GUIGetMsg()
         Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
         Case $b_ipconfig
            Call ("ipconfig")
         Case $b_netstat
            Call ("netstat")
         Case $b_arp
            Call ("arp")
         Case $b_proc
            Call ("tasklist")
         Case $b_user
            Call ("user")
         Case $b_group
            Call ("localgroup")
         Case $b_sysinfo

Func ipconfig()
   Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'ipcofig > '&$path&"ipconfig.txt", "", @SW_HIDE)
Func netstat()
   Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'netstat -an> '&$path&"netstat.txt", "", @SW_HIDE)
Func arp()
   Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'arp -a > '&$path&"arp.txt", "", @SW_HIDE)
Func tasklist()
   Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'tasklist > '&$path&"proc.txt", "", @SW_HIDE)
Func user()
   Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'net user > '&$path&"users.txt", "", @SW_HIDE)
Func localgroup()
   Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & 'net localgroup > '&$path&"group.txt", "", @SW_HIDE)

When I run the tool, I get completely overloaded by these "Console Window Host" (conhost.exe) applications that almost crash my PC if I dont stop the script quick enough.  What are these and how can I make them not appear?  Originally I made the Run commands happen within a switch but moved them to separate functions to see if that would help .... it didnt.

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I might consider putting a sleep inside the While loop.

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I might consider putting a sleep inside the While loop.

There is one already by using GUIGetMsg().

The issue is it keeps shelling CMD sesions which could be trigger by giving the script the "wrong" name.


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i use $idMsg = GUIGetMsg() this way i had the same problem like you a long time ago.

i use it normal, the moment i got problems i use it this way and it works then

Local $idMsg = 0
    ; In this message loop we use variables to keep track of changes to the radios, another
    ; way would be to use GUICtrlRead() at the end to read in the state of each control
    While 1
        $idMsg = GUIGetMsg()
            Case $idMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Dialog was closed")
            Case $idMsg = $GUI_EVENT_MINIMIZE
                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Dialog minimized", 2)
            Case $idMsg = $GUI_EVENT_MAXIMIZE
                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Dialog restored", 2)

            Case $idMsg = $idButton_1
                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Default button clicked:" & @CRLF & "Radio " & $iRadioVal1)

            Case $idMsg >= $idRadio_1 And $idMsg <= $idRadio_3
                $iRadioVal1 = $idMsg - $idRadio_1

Edited by Spider001

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Instead of coming up with irrelevant suggestions, wait until the OP posts the script he's using.

My bet is one of his controls doesn't exist, and one of his case statements is running a program with the same name as his compiled script (probably using the non-existent control ID). But, like the rest of you, it's just a guess and we don't have nearly enough information yet to be giving suggestions to the OP.

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