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How do you get rid of WOW.exe error at shutdown??

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I changed the registry settings to 200, but I continue to get the error.
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by:dbrunton
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Is this wow.exe or wowexec.exe?

If wow.exe are you running World of Warcraft on this computer?
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by:big64doug
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wowexec.exe.  I'm not running World of Warcraft.
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wowexec.exe is meant for running 16 bit applications, old Windows applications.

Are you running any of these?

Also do a search in your system for wowexec.exe and see what folders you find it in and post back those results.
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Yes, I'm running a 16-bit HPF application.
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Just check that you only have one wowexec.exe in your system by doing a search.  And post folders that you find it in.

There is a virus that masquerades as wowexec.exe and it won't hurt to check how many copies you have.  I suspect you don't have a virus in this case but be sure.

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Putting this in a batch file and running after you exit your HPF application should close wowexec

taskkill  /f /im wowexec.exe

Try it at the command line first to see it works before you put it in a batch file.

Make sure no other 16 bit application is running if you use taskkill.
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