Greetings! Just cleaned up from the Windows restore virus. One of your techs helped me clean up the machine (1.7GHz running XP)and it's running great, with one exception: Since I bought this computer 8 or more years ago, I have used a quick launch icon that runs a nice little dos program called ACT! (which has served me very well for twenty years.) I'd click on it, it would open a window, and when I was done it closed the window.
MANUALLY, I can duplicate what USED TO happen when I hit that icon, as follows:
Start-> (I type) cmd
c:\Documents and Settings\My User Name> (I type) c.bat
c.bat is a batch file: that has always worked perfectly and it is still intact:
commands in it are simple:
cd\cat (this is an act directory)
actmouse (this is the command to run act)
exit (this is the command that closes the window when I'm done)
Only now, after the cleanup, I get an error message. I hit "ignore" and everything then procedes to run perfectly.
The error message is this:
c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe - c.bat
c:\Progra~1\symantec\S32EVNT1.DLL. An installable Virtual Device Driver failed Dll initialization. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application
Choices: Close / Ignore
But that was running it manually. I want that icon to work again...
However, something we ran in cleaning up the computer really changed the properties of the quick launch button. They look like this now
start in: %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% ( think this is the same)
Here's the question: does anyone know how to make that quick launch button take me to the cmd prompt and and then run c.bat? I don't mind hitting 'ignore' each time it runs, although I'd prefer not to. Or can anyone suggest where to go to learn to create a new quick launch button? BTW, I noticed during the cleanup that the tech who helped me ran a text file from the desktop by naming it ".bat". I am wondering if this might be a solution.