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Windows 7: Script to restart an application if it has stopped.

27 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Script to restart an application if it has stopped.

I have the following script on an XP computer and it successfully detects whether an application has stopped or is not responding. It kills if required and restarts. But it doesn't work on Windows 7.

How can I either fix, or do the same thing another way on Windows 7?

On XP if the app is not running then "%TEMP%\TaskStatus.tmp.txt" ends up empty. On windows 7 it ends up with the string "INFO: ...." in it. So checking for size 0 doesn't work. I tried doing the same thing as done lower in the script but checking for INFO: instead of SUCCESS: but it doesn't work for some reason.

ECHO Restart Application

SETLOCAL EnableExtensions

REM Enter the application information.
SET ExeFile=SRM.exe
SET ExePath=C:\sr\SRM\BIN

REM Select the conditions to kill the application.
REM A value of 1 = Yes, 0 = No
SET KillIfRunning=0
SET KillIfNotResponding=1
SET KillIfUnknownStatus=1

REM Specify when to start the application:
REM 1 = Start only if the process was previous killed.
REM 0 = Start the application regardless.
SET StartOnlyIfKilled=1
SET StartIfNotRunning=1
REM Ignores StartOnlyIfKilled

SET TaskStatus="%TEMP%\TaskStatus.tmp.txt"
SET KillStatus="%TEMP%\KillStatus.tmp.txt"
SET LogFile="c:\sr\scripts\SRMProcess.txt"
SET Success=0

IF {%StartIfNotRunning%}=={1} (
	TASKLIST /FI "imagename eq %ExeFile%" > %TaskStatus%
	FOR %%A IN (%TaskStatus%) DO if %%~zA == 0 (
		DATE /t > %LogFile%
		TIME /t > %LogFile%
		ECHO "SRM not running." > %LogFile%
		GOTO Restart

ECHO Killing existing %AppName% instance...
IF {%KillIfRunning%}=={1} CALL :CheckKillStatus "%ExeFile%" "RUNNING"
IF {%KillIfNotResponding%}=={1} CALL :CheckKillStatus "%ExeFile%" "NOT RESPONDING"
IF {%KillIfUnknownStatus%}=={1} CALL :CheckKillStatus "%ExeFile%" "UNKNOWN"

IF {%StartOnlyIfKilled%}=={1} (
	IF {%Success%}=={0} GOTO End
	DATE /t > %LogFile%
	TIME /t > %LogFile%
	ECHO "SRM killed." > %LogFile%

ECHO Restarting %AppName%...
START "%ExeFile%" "%ExePath%\%ExeFile%"

IF EXIST %KillStatus% DEL /F /Q %KillStatus%


ECHO Killing with status: %~2
TASKKILL /FI "STATUS eq %~2" /IM "%~1" /F > %KillStatus%
SET /P KillResult= < %KillStatus%
FOR /F "tokens=1,* delims=:" %%A IN ("%KillResult%") DO (
	ECHO %%A:%%B
	IF /I {%%A}=={SUCCESS} SET /A Success=%Success%+1


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2011   #2

Windows XP 32 bit

Try setting the script to run, or start running it with ADMINISTRATOR rights enabled.
9 times out of ten, the problem with getting an application in windows 7 to run properly is it needs to be run with administrative rights.

Also, since that script was originally for XP try running it in compatibly mode for XP or an earlier version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #3

7 Ultimate 7601

I made this script for the Gadget Sidebar in Win7. Once in a while, I get a couple of gadgets that disappear randomly. I believe the culprit is when I close the lid of my lappy, but I'm not absolutely sure.

echo ==========================================
echo  Simple Script to Restart Sidebar Gadgets
echo  Created by
echo ==========================================
echo STEP 1: Closing Sidebar . . .
TASKKILL /F /IM sidebar.exe
echo STEP 2: Starting Sidebar . . .
start sidebar.exe
echo SUCCESS: Sidebar is now up.
You may be able to change the program exe to yours.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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