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Andrew Peacock

Compiled Script on Startup Problems

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I've got a script compiled into an EXE that runs fine when I'm logged in and start it manually. But when I launch it on startup (user login, not system startup), I get the following error (as shown in attached file)

The relevant section of code is:

$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_Process", "WQL", $wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

If IsObj($colItems) then

For $objItem In $colItems

if StringInStr($objItem.CommandLine, $pagename, False) then

;consolewrite(@crlf & "$pagename$: Got process " & $objItem.caption & ":" & $objItem.CommandLine)

$commandLine = $objItem.Commandline

if StringInStr($commandLine, $pagename) Then

;_DebugOut ("True")

; Get process details

$aProcesses = _ProcessListProperties($objItem.ProcessId)

ConsoleWrite(@crlf & "CPU: " & $aProcesses[1][6]) ; <<<<<< LINE 305 <<<<<<<<<<<

return $objItem.ProcessId


;_DebugOut ("False")


; consolewrite(@crlf & "didn't find $pagename$ in " & $objItem.CommandLine)




Any ideas why this works OK once I'm logged on and the PC has finished processing my logon (ie, I can work normally), but doesn't if it's fired at the point the PC is still going through the logon process?

Or do you have any suggestions/warnings about adding a one-off delay that runs when the EXE first runs?




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#2 ·  Posted (edited)


It seems that the system hasnt completly started, try to run your script with regedit at startup on the RunOnceEx for it start after system finish loading :)

Cheers, FireFox.

Edited by FireFox


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Get some more debug info like this:

If StringInStr($commandLine, $pagename) Then
                ; Get process details
                ConsoleWrite("Debug: $objItem.ProcessId = " & $objItem.ProcessId & @LF)
                $aProcesses = _ProcessListProperties($objItem.ProcessId)
                _ArrayDisplay($aProcesses, "Debug: $aProcesses")
                ConsoleWrite(@CRLF & "CPU: " & $aProcesses[1][6])
                Return $objItem.ProcessId

This will tell you if you are passing a valid PID, and will show the array _ProcessListProperties() is returning.


P.S. Change the ConsoleWrite() functions to _FileWriteLog() or MsgBox() if you don't see those debug outputs.

Edited by PsaltyDS

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