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Windows 7: How do I stop and restart a BAT file automatically

16 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 32 Bit Pro
How do I stop and restart a BAT file automatically


I have a bat file that needs to run all the time. Often the app initiated by the bat file, stops working. The developer is working on a solution at the moment, but in the meantime, I'm looking for a workaround.

Is there any way, I can stop and then initiate the bat file on a timer. NOTE that the app just issues spurious error messages, which is more difficult as I can't just use an application monitoring program.

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16 Feb 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

Task Scheduler in Administrative Tools should work.
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16 Feb 2016   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

When the batch file starts the program, does it immediately regain control or does it have to wait until the program ends before getting control back. If it has to wait then I don't see any way to do it from within the batch file so an external command started via Scheduler as Lance1 mentioned should do the trick.

The task would launch another batch file that will terminate the running program using taskkill. That should then return to the original batch file which could either restart the program or just exit and let the 2nd batch file start the initial batch file again.
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