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MEP is not dialing..............................................................

If you look closely it’s not dialing, it’s checking a registry value with “RegQueryValue”. I’m guessing something in one of your macros is doing something like the Dial-up Networking or If Online command. I seem to remember some MEP command with some option of dialing your default ISP first but I can’t find it now so maybe I’m thinking of something else. I would kill off MEP then open an empty macro file and see if it still happens. Then with your normal macro file and see if it comes back. Then start narrowing it down by looking at scheduled macros and so on until you find the culprit. Then F8 thru it to see what command is causing it. Troubleshooting 101. Now I can’t imagine why it would open 16 instances of MEP and that sounds like a bug but if you report it the first thing that will be asked is “What macro and command are causing the problem”

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MEP is not dialing..............................................................

If you look closely it's not dialing, it's checking a registry value with "RegQueryValue". I'm guessing something in one of your macros is doing something like the Dial-up Networking or If Online command. I seem to remember some MEP command with some option of dialing your default ISP first but I can't find it now so maybe I'm thinking of something else. I would kill off MEP then open an empty macro file and see if it still happens. Then with your normal macro file and see if it comes back. Then start narrowing it down by looking at scheduled macros and so on until you find the culprit. Then F8 thru it to see what command is causing it. Troubleshooting 101. Now I can't imagine why it would open 16 instances of MEP and that sounds like a bug but if you report it the first thing that will be asked is "What macro and command are causing the problem"

 

But no macro is running! Yet Process Monitor reports that every half second ME Pro is doing some processing called Enable Autodial. It's reassuring that it's not dialing, but I don't see why it would be accessing the registry? I'll try isolation experiments along the lines you suggest. Meanwhile, if you or any other user has have ProcMon from SysInternals then I'd appreciate your checking for anything similar please.

 

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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I see the same thing..................................................

MEP is minimized and doing nothing and yet it’s checking this registry value over and over again. You should report this as a bug.

 

Understand it’s just checking to see what this registry value is, it’s not changing anything. But for the life of me I can’t see why it would need to check ones autodial setting a couple of times a second.

 

BTW I tried this with a blank file as well.

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I see the same thing..................................................

MEP is minimized and doing nothing and yet it's checking this registry value over and over again. You should report this as a bug.

 

Understand it's just checking to see what this registry value is, it's not changing anything. But for the life of me I can't see why it would need to check ones autodial setting a couple of times a second.

 

BTW I tried this with a blank file as well.

 

Thanks for reproducing the problem. I've submitted a bug report.

 

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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