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PowerShell Stopped Working Message Keeps Popping Up
The other day, Windows did an update. I have Windows 8 (not 8.1). Since then, I keep getting this message that says PowerShell has stopped working. I have never used PowerShell and this just started happening since the update. I can't see where there are any complaints about this and I can't see a patch for it. Any suggestions?
(This post was last modified: 10-19-2014 04:44 PM by me50.)
10-19-2014 04:43 PM
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RE: PowerShell Stopped Working Message Keeps Popping Up
Sounds like something is running it as either a startup or scheduled task.

You might try downloading Autoruns.exe from Microsoft's SysInternals site. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

It might not find it, but there is a very good chance.

You might need to use the "User" menu to check various 'users' (don't know why they don't have an 'All').

On the File menu is a place to Save, and you can pull down the filetype to change to text which can easily be searched with a text editor or findstr.exe (looking for PowerShell.)

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10-19-2014 05:23 PM
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RE: PowerShell Stopped Working Message Keeps Popping Up
From Google for 'powershell"

Quote:Windows PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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10-19-2014 05:46 PM
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RE: PowerShell Stopped Working Message Keeps Popping Up
Sorry, I thought that was obvious. Windows 7 and above comes with PowerShell, a replacement for the old (DOS-like) command prompt (cmd.exe).

PowerShell is also a scripting language (besides being a new command prompt.)

So startup and scheduled tasks might be run as a PowerShell executable (which then executes a script.)

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10-19-2014 07:13 PM
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