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Why wont taskkill work?

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When installing some of my programs I need taskkill to run, but it wont.

Can anyone look over my commands and tell med whats wrong?

REG ADD %KEY%\009 /VE /D "BulletProof FTP Server" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\009 /V 1 /D "%PP%ftpsetup.exe /verysilent" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\009 /V 2 /D "taskkill.exe /IM bpftpserver.exe" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\009 /V 3 /D "%PP%bpftpserver.exe" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\016 /VE /D "DVD Identifier" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\016 /V 1 /D "%PP%DVDIdentifier3.6.3.1.exe /VERYSILENT" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\016 /V 2 /D "taskkill.exe /IM "DVD Identifier.exe"" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\038 /VE /D "Opera Search ini editor" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\038 /V 1 /D "%PP%OperaSearchIni\opsedsetup123.exe /SILENT" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\038 /V 2 /D "taskkill.exe /IM opsed.exe" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\052 /VE /D "TuneXp 1.5" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\052 /V 1 /D "%PP%TuneXP15.exe /VERYSILENT /SP-" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\052 /V 2 /D "%PP%Sleep.exe 10" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\052 /V 3 /D "taskkill.exe /IM tunexp.exe" /f

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Try adding the /F switch to "forcefully terminate the process(es)."
You could also try using PsKill or NirCMD.



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Pretty sure usin Taskill in Runonceex like that will cause the executeable to run first then execute taskill next not really servin the purpose. I generally script it through Autoit.




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svortevik, I don't know what your %pp% expands to, but at first glance I noticed that for the first two you might have a problem with the quotes. With RunOnceEx if you need more quotes you will need to preced them with a "\" to get them to transfer properly.

So, your line

REG ADD %KEY%\016 /V 2 /D "taskkill.exe /IM "DVD Identifier.exe"" /f

should be...
REG ADD %KEY%\016 /V 2 /D "taskkill.exe /IM \"DVD Identifier.exe\"" /f

If you expansion variable includes any spaces when expanded, then you'll have the same problem (I know as I learned the hard way!).

Your first line has the executable being executed just after you've killed it!!!

The other two I'm not too familiar with, so I can only ask why use sleep.exe and then taskill?? You might be able to wrap them in a Winrar sfx file or use 7zip for a silent install, but others here can better advise you.
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I`ll try to use "\" and see if that helps.