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Old 17th Aug 2006, 23:17   #1 (permalink)
 
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"End Program - sw"

End Program - sw

Anyone have any idea what this may be; has started to mysteriously turn up on computer shutdown? ...No luck with a web search, apart from one guy on a forum with a similar problem (unanswered).

Thanks.
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Old 18th Aug 2006, 09:36   #2 (permalink)
 
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Couple of suggestions after lots of browsing the net !

Search your PC for "sw.exe" - if its there right click / properties to see if there is any info to help identify what it is / what it does / when and where it came from.

It could be something to do with a program using a "Scrolling Window", and equally it could be connected with SideWinder joystick software if you have such equipment installed.

Have you installed any new software / hardware recently ?

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Old 18th Aug 2006, 09:44   #3 (permalink)
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Not getting it myself, but it appears to have popped up fairly recently (MS patch!!??).

Keep an eye on http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...&enterthread=y ?
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Old 18th Aug 2006, 10:21   #4 (permalink)
 
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BOAC . . . . .

Yes that's the "guy" I mentioned in the opening post, but have found a number of similar one's since, all with no answer/solution. ...You've hit the nail on the head in that there is definitely something 'a bit recent' about all this; confirmed by current dates on the above mentioned queries.


Coconutty . . . . .

Yes, my first thought was to search or try to 'Run' sw.exe, to no avail.

No, re. SideWinder, or hardware/software, apart from a 3G datacard a good few weeks back now.

I have a suspicion about Scrolling Windows only in that I keep coming across passing references to it, but haven't a clue where to start there, re. my own computer.
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Old 18th Aug 2006, 10:48   #5 (permalink)
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The thot plickens! from Google:
http://www.greatis.com/appdata/u/s/sw.exe.htm
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Old 18th Aug 2006, 13:01   #6 (permalink)
 
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BOAC . . . . .

Oooooooooh; thanks (!) ........which led me to:

HERE

Relevant bit of removal tool below.

No sign of anything in the 'Run' or 'Software' parts of the Registry (d & e), however there is in f & g. ...But I'm doubly confused because although I have '...\Current Control Set\Enum' with "SW" subkey, I also have 'Current Control Set(s) 001, 002 and 003, two of which also have the subkey but with no instructions to delete (which I am reluctant to do as they all seem Microsoft Audio/Media related, or using such).

?????

a. Click Start > Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)

b. Type regedit

c.Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)


d.Navigate to the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Run

In the right pane, delete the value:

"SSConfig" = "SW.exe"


e. Navigate to the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software

In the left pane, delete the subkey:

"SW"


f. Navigate to the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum

In the left pane, delete the subkey:

"SW"


g. Navigate to the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\kmixer\ Enum

In the right pane, delete the value:

"0" = "SW\{B7EAFDC0-A680-11D0-96d8-00AA0051E51D}\{9B365890-165F-11D0-A195-0020AFD156E4}"


h. Exit the Registry Editor.


i. Restart the computer.

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Old 18th Aug 2006, 13:41   #7 (permalink)
 
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PS 2 Previous . . . . .

Don't know if I'm grasping at straws, but Macromedia (as now in Adobe FlashPlayer) have a SwInstall entry on my Registry, leading to 'Northcode Inc' and 'UnH Solutions'. ...The former is part of FlashPlayer (apparently) and the latter a


known
program on my computer.

As they are swf orientated, just wondering if they account for the 'SW' ControlSet entries (?).


RegCleaner 4.3 by Jouni Vuorio

Author : Macromedia
Software : SwInstall
Age : Old

If you choose to remove this item these keys would be removed
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macromedia\SwInstall
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Northcode Inc\SWF Studio\QueuedForDelete
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Northcode Inc\SWF Studio\Variables
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Northcode Inc\SWF Studio
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\UnH Solutions\SWF Cache Viewer
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\UnH Solutions\SWF Opener\Recent File List
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\UnH Solutions\SWF Opener\Settings
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\UnH Solutions\SWF Opener

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