What to do if Tkabber won't start

After the fresh install of Windows XP, I couldn’t get Tkabber to run again. I used the „normal” version, the Tkabber Pack and even the Startpack to no avail. Finally, I took some time and started up Process Explorer. Using this fabulous tool by Mark Russinovich, I was quickly able to pinpoint the culprit. It was the crypt.dll that got installed with GnuWin32, that didn’t let Tkabber start. Once I renamed that file, all was good again. Just a reminder for me in case I stumble across this problem again.

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[Mittwoch, 20090401, 20:12 | permanent link | 1 Kommentar(e)

As you know, i am a unix/linux lover, because there are the need utilities often already installed and the information about them are easy to find.

In the past i had often the problem to take a look inside. With the sysinternals utilities most of the functionalities are also available under Windows. For example:

Linux netstat -> Sysinternals tcpview
Linux top -> Sysinternals procexp
Linux strace-> Sysinternals procmon

Really great tools. The only problem ist, that there is no full installer for all tool at once. You have to set it up by manually copy it to your %Programfiles% subdir and add this dir to the Windows system path.

By the way, Mark is working for Microsoft for some month.

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