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XNeat Windows Taskbar Tool - Not Working in XP VMWare Virtual Machine

Posted on 2011-09-14
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XNeat Windows Manager v3.0.0.1
VMware Player running Windows XP
Desktop Machine Boots into Ubuntu 10.04

When I double click the desktop shortcut icon for XNeat, the error message pops up (see screenshot below)

Can someone tell me how to allow XNeat to run on my XP Virtual Machine?


 XNeat Error Message
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Question by:WizeOwl
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TobiasHolm earned 200 total points
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Hi!

Try to contact the authors of XNeat. The error looks like a program bug in XNeat.

You can also check if the program works on a newly installed virtual XP machine in VMware, or try after all WinUpdates (including .NET) are installed in the virtual XP machine.

If all of the above fails you might try looking for another clipboard manager.

Regards, Tobias
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 50 total points
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just fyi it does work in a virtual machine Windows XP pro Sp3 (fully patched)
Try using revo uninstaller and uninstall the program and then reinstall it.
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by:TobiasHolm
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A solution: reinstall your virtual XP machine, then install XNeat.

Regards, Tobias
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by:WizeOwl
ID: 36553119
1. I was not able to find the author. The home page seems abandoned.
XNeat works fine on my other XP Desktop machine.
I will look at .NET.
I will try a new install of virtual XP machine sandbox.
I am not aware of any other Taskbar Manager as good.

2. I will install SP3 on the XP virtual machine and try XNeat again.

3. I will reinstall VMware Player. Is that what you are suggesting?
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by:TobiasHolm
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Yes, sounds like a good plan!

Regards, Tobias
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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no need to reinstall vmware player just rebuild the virtual machine, I'd try the uninstall routine first (using a program that cleans out all remnants of the program that might be left around i.e. in your application data folder, the registry etc.
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by:WizeOwl
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ve3ofa - I'm not sure what you mean by "rebuild the virtual machine".  

I understand you are saying to FIRST try this:
  - Uninstall XNeat, clean the registry & data folders, and reinstall XNeat

But if that doesn't work, what does it mean to REBUILD the Virtual Machine? Does that mean to install XP from scratch on a new VM? That is definitely NOT possible. Too much time to reconfigure all the programs I use on it.

Or, do you mean that I should create a new Virtual Machine and transfer the current .vmdk file to it?
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by:WizeOwl
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Let me see if I can make some progress on this in the next few days.
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by:WizeOwl
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I never was able to fully test this solution; however, I want to close the ticket. I'll post a new ticket if I find anything new to report.
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