Run dll as an app

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jceac

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Today I noticed I couldn't use my Fn+F6 hotkey to lock my computer. I've had this problem before when I disabled the Qlbctrl entry in my startup list which is HP Quick Launch Buttons. The difference this time is that it is enabled this time and the hotkey won't work still.

I tried to open the program from control panel and I got an error (see attachment).

I've been trying my hand at customizing my desktop for the first time the past couple of weeks and I'm scared I've messed it up instead.

I've scanned for viruses and spyware as well and AVG Free and Spybot come up with nothing.

PLEASE HELP!!!

PS I can also post a HIjackThis Log if that's necessary.

THANKS!!!
 

jceac

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oh oops there was a file size limit.

ok basically it says:

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jceac

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ook update:

i went into sevices and enabled hpqwmiex, and guess what? it works again. i can open hp quick launch buttons from control panel and my fn+f6 works again. boy is this weird though because i disabled that service a looooong time ago and i've never had this problem before.

i found out because i tried to reinstall hp quick launch buttons from hp's support and drivers site, and when i did, it reenabled the hpqwmiex service.

i disable it, i get the error. i re-enable it, it works flawlessly.

so new question?
why did this happen? why am i only now having problems with running (or rather, not running) hpqwmiex.

thanks for any help!
 
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