Wireless Networks Thread, End Program - SAMPLE in Technical; Evening all,
I would normally sit and work through various options to sort this, however time is a little against ...
11th June 2010, 08:12 PM #1
End Program - SAMPLE
I would normally sit and work through various options to sort this, however time is a little against me!
I have a laptop which when shutting down, restarting and logging off is presenting the user with 'End Program - SAMPLE' - 'END NOW?'
I have confirmed it is not a virus or anything malicious, but simply something to do with the Intel Wireless device drivers for the wireless card. I have found some fixes from good old Google, however these have failed to do as stated, i.e fix it!
I have stopped the intel pro services, which are not required and also amended what I can from the start up etc, however, still no luck.
Has anyone seen this and if so, how have you managed to resolve it.
12th June 2010, 12:36 PM #2
Not really had that one but did have a similar one which I could not track down so just ended up fudging it I suppose by editing the registry key "time to kill" I think its called (a few instances of it) to a smaller value. Do a Google search for it nd they will say what is a sensible value. It basically adjusts the time to auto kill the non-responding item. Laptop now shuts down quite quickley :-) Hope that helps, as I say not a fix but it worked.
12th June 2010, 07:54 PM #3
That's great TechSupp, I had been looking down the reg fix route but gave up, that has worked perfectly. Fudging is the way when time is of the essence!
12th June 2010, 08:08 PM #4
I had that same issue with a Dell Latitude e6400. I had used an image which I created for a laptop cart before on some other e6400's the school had purchased. Although they had purchased the same model they failed to notice they had a Dell wireless card instead of the Intel card the image had drivers installed for. So the End Program dialog kept coming up again and again at shutdown/restart until I figured out it was the Intel drivers throwing a hissy fit.
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