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Ati External Event Utility

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#1 timm


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Posted 29 July 2006 - 04:19 PM

This just started happening a few days ago when I booted up my computer and it said "ATI External Event Utility EXE Modulehas encountered an error and needs to close". Does anyone know anything about this? Is it going to cause me any problems? Thanks

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 02:48 PM

As seen here:

ATI External Event Utility EXE Module. Another background task which gets installed when you install ATI display drivers. Under Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003 the service registers as the “ATI Hotkey Poller” and further investigation shows that it is related to the handling of various ATI Hotkeys which bring up specific ATI utilities. Not only is this facility useless to 99.99% of users, but there is also no documentation anywhere on those ATI hotkeys !! Additionally some of our more inquisitive users have been able to prove that ATI2EVXX can sometimes be an incredible resource hog using up to 85% of CPU utilization !! Older versions of this background task show up as ATIPOLAB in the Task List.

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