[Not-a-Bug] ToolTipFixer not working

bnborg

New Member
#1
I really enjoy the functionality of ToolTipFixer 1.0.1. I have installed it on at least four of my computers, including multiple boots.

On my latest build, however, it is not working. The tool tips are always hidden, at least partially. I uninstalled and reinstalled but it didn't help. I have also tried stopping and starting the service.

This is on my Foxconn 6150BK8MC motherboard with Athlon X2 3800+, 4GB DDR 400, running Windows XP x64 Professional SP2. If there is any additional information that would be helpful, please let me know.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi bnborg, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies (nice cat!)

Can you open the task manager and see if tooltipfixer.exe is running?
 

bnborg

New Member
#3
Thanks. The cat is my buddy, Max.

Yes ToolTipFixer is running:

PsList v1.12 - Process Information Lister
Copyright (C) 1999-2000 Mark Russinovich
Systems Internals - http://www.sysinternals.com
Process information for Fox6150:

Name Pid Pri Thd Hnd Mem
Idle 0 0 2 0 24
System 4 8 60 373 264
smss 248 11 3 19 692
csrss 300 13 11 482 4320
winlogon 324 13 29 656 2860
services 372 9 16 284 5112
lsass 384 9 27 439 9844
svchost 560 8 8 92 4052
svchost 640 8 11 220 5048
MsMpEng 684 8 18 283 29092
svchost 724 8 94 1692 76848
svchost 784 8 12 149 6596
avgrssvc 816 8 4 67 43728
svchost 848 8 25 291 7864
spoolsv 984 8 14 123 6688
avgamsvr 1132 8 10 168 632
avgupsvc 1176 8 5 76 864
avgrssvc 1192 8 4 69 4992
avgemc 1240 8 10 161 1852
svchost 1276 8 3 67 3228
nvsvc64 1356 8 4 120 4960
ToolTipFixe 1484 8 8 131 12500
explorer 1084 8 13 336 23540
Core Temp 1644 8 1 38 3880
taskmgr 1312 13 3 66 1484
wmiprvse 2792 8 7 175 8080
iexplore 3036 8 18 530 38808
cmd 2228 8 2 93 7488
pslist 2344 8 1 108 3116


Process 1484 lists as ToolTipFixer.exe in Windows Task Manager. I expected this, since I could succesfully stop and start the service:

C:\>sc queryex TTFixerService

SERVICE_NAME: TTFixerService
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
STATE : 4 RUNNING
(STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, ACCEPTS_SHUTDOWN)
WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
SERVICE_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
CHECKPOINT : 0x0
WAIT_HINT : 0x0
PID : 1484
FLAGS :

Today, however, the service seems to be running correctly. I'll see if I can duplicate the situation. :huh:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Was it working before it stopped?
 

bnborg

New Member
#5
ToolTipFixer Seems OK now

I managed to get it to stop working once this morning, but I can't seem to duplicate it now. When I noticed it was not working this morning and yesterday, I had been running MMC (Microsoft Management Console) in both 32bit and 64bit modes, but not at the same time.

I was trying to figure out why I was getting errors from Group Policy not being applied correctly. I seem to have corrected that problem by resetting owner and permissions on the system drive, and all folders and files. There had been permissions for an invalid user floating around on some of these files. This must have been the problem. :wink:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
If that was the problem, I don't think there is anything I can do about it?

(Though I don't see why TTF would need access (read or write) to any files...)

At any rate, good that it's working now. If you can manage to reproduce it, I'll get right on top of the issue :smile: