Sys internals...HELP! RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    Can anybody PLEASE help me regarding a very simple situation.

    Please watch this screen record. Can anybody me tell me why I can't any of sys internals programs to stay up? They just flash up for one second, disappear, and I can't use the program.  

    would really appreciate if anybody knows what the problem is...



    Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:07 AM

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  • Looks like you are trying to run them within a zip fie. I would fix completely extract the ZIP file and then go into the folder that is created from the zip extract. Then run the file from the fully extracted folder.

    Also, you may need to run some of the sysinternal programs as an elevated admin, so right click - Run as administrator.

    Also remember that some sysinternal programs may want parameters so would be run from a command line with the required parameters.

    If all that fails, go into a command prompt, navigate to the extracted zip folder and then run one of the programs from there. This way, the command prompt box will stay open allowing you to see any error messages.

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    Sunday, September 16, 2018 11:57 AM
  • The first ten minutes of this video show you how to set up the Sysinternals Suite.

    • Download the Sysinternals Suite zip file
    • Open the zip file properties and unblock the file
    • Create a folder and extract the files in the zip file into it
    • Add the folder you created to the PATH environment variable

    Some of the programs, like Process Explorer, Process Monitor, Autoruns, have a GUI and can be run by double clicking. Others, including the PsTools, are run from the command prompt. If you double click those the command prompt will flash up and immediately close when the program finishes so you won't have time to see the output. 

    Sunday, September 16, 2018 8:17 PM
  • In addition to the other answers it is also possible to run the latest version of the tools directly from the website. GUI tools such as Process Explorer and Process Monitor can be launched by clicking on the appropriate link. Command line tools can be launched either directly from an elevated command prompt or by mapping a local drive using the following command line:

    net use * \\


    Monday, September 17, 2018 4:44 PM
  • As TechyGeeksHome said, you try to run the program within the Zip file.

    Extract the files in a folder on the C:\ drive and then run as Admin.  this should work.

    This posting is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind

    Monday, September 17, 2018 4:55 PM