Old 13th September 2017, 23:12   #1
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CLAmp Stops Working On Windows 10

I had an old Windows XP system that I had 4 simultaneous instances of Winamp running to play music files throughout the day. I had scheduled interrupts of the primary music on the different instances, and used CLAmp.exe to accomplish various tasks in support of this, such as fading down the primary instance, starting a new (secondary) instance on the same output card, playing whatever music on that secondary instance, and when it was done, closing the secondary instance, resuming the primary instance and fading it back up. All this is done with Scheduled Tasks that launched Windows bat/cmd files.

I replaced the Windows XP pc with a new Windows 10 PC. I removed most of the pre-installed software I did not need, and re-installed/re-built up my scheduled tasks, music files, etc. All was running well until a few days ago. Now when my bat/cmd files run, I get a Windows screen that states "This app can't run on your PC". When I press close, I see an "Access Denied" statement on the Command Prompt screen that corresponds to the CLAmp.exe command.

I tried to use the latest version of Winamp and the great set of command line options to try and accomplish the same thing I was able to do with CLAmp, but the results are not the same. Rather than affecting the running instance, I sometimes get a new instance of Winamp. Also, when I try to use the /CLEAR option to clear the current play list, nothing changes. So with each run, the playlist increases.

The solutions to the Windows error I've been able to find are either out of date, or I think unrealistic. One suggestion was to create a new user account. Even if that worked, what would prevent Windows from giving me that same error message in the future? I've tried all the suggestions to try and disable the reason the message pops up, to no avail.

I'd appreciate any assistance.
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Old 21st September 2017, 18:23   #2
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my guess is it's either a 16-bit program you're trying to run on a 64-bit os, or it needs admin privileges.


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