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How to make a .exe running in background

How to make a .exe running in background

How to make a .exe running in background

(OP)
I want a .exe (say for example dummy.exe) run in the background. It should apprear in process tab of Task Manager. It should basically do nothing...just run in the background...may be running an infinite loop until I close the program....

Does anyone know how to do this in Win XP (service pack 2).

Thanks in advance
Mallik

RE: How to make a .exe running in background

Does it need to run as the current logged-on user, or should it run even if a user isn't logged on?

Chip H.

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RE: How to make a .exe running in background

(OP)
Hi Chip

It should run as the current logged-on user. There is no need to run even if a user isn't logged on.

 

Thanks in advance
Mallik

RE: How to make a .exe running in background

(OP)
I had created the file dummy.exe with the following in it.
    Process process = new Process();
    process.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
    process.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
    process.StartInfo.RedirectStandardError = true;
    process.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;
    process.StartInfo.FileName = dummy.exe;
    process.StartInfo.WorkingDirectory = C:\Am;
    process.Start();

When I double click on dummy.exe it gives the follwoing error message.

C:\Am\dummy.exe
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:0de4 IP:0107 OP:63 65 73 73 20 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Is there anything else I need to do ?

Thanks in advance
Mallik

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