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    #2254001

    Hey Y’all,

    Well I’ve been bashing code again, can’t do much else these days, and I’ve got a new version of my PC Information program.

    Thanks to Rick Corbett for testing and many fine suggestions!

    What’s new:

    • Works on both PS 5 & 7 w/o throwing errors, at least in my testing.
    • Second level tab interface to make information easier to access.
    • Additional information reported. Including the MS-DefCon level! (Except on PS7 where a documented bug (Invoke-WebRequest) keeps it from returning the necessary information)
    • Run time is reported on the title bar and in the printout. Timed from start of program until menu display.

    Enjoy!

    CMsLocalPCInfoW10-V5-11
    .zip MD5 Hash: 5AF24441616843871A4B7FCF577D9638
    .ps1 MD5 Hash: 44DA33790D0DC71656BD7C675C1FFEE3

    😎

    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    PowerShell & VBA Rule!
    Computer Specs

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    • #2254176

      Just tried this script on my Surface Pro 3 running Insider build 19608. Running in PS Admin window – Go the message about investigating the PC. Then PS window closed. Nothing else hapened.

      --Joe

    • #2254336

      Joe,

      Did you run the install routine?  [d:\path\]CMsLocalPCInfoW10.ps1 -Setup

      Were you running from the ISE or CMD PS Window?

      If not the ISE try running from there as it will keep the error messages if any.

      Thanks for testing!

      RG 😎

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

    • #2254389

      Joe,

      I dug out my Insider laptop and gave it a go and the program runs!
      PCInfov5-11-Insider
      However, there are problems.
      You’ll note from the title bar that I was running as an Admin. However, if you look down at the Last Boot & Up Time entries it says it requires Administrative Access?

      Here’s the culprit:

        $GWEArgs =
             @{ProviderName = 'Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Boot'
               MaxEvents    = 100
               ErrorAction  = 'Stop'}
        $FilterID = "27"
      
          $Events = Get-WinEvent @GWEArgs
          $Events = $Events |
             Where-Object {$_.id -like "$FilterID"} |
             Select-Object -First 1
      
      #If next stmt errors increase MaxEvents above!
          $LastBootupTime = $Events.TimeCreated
      
      ------------------------------------------------------
      
      Get-WinEvent : The system cannot find the file specified
      At line:7 char:15
      +     $Events = Get-WinEvent @GWEArgs
      +               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-WinEvent], EventLogNotFou 
         ndException
          + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogNotFo 
         undException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWinEventCommand
       
      The variable '$Events' cannot be retrieved because it has not been set.
      At line:8 char:15
      +     $Events = $Events |
      +               ~~~~~~~
          + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (Events:String) [], RuntimeExc 
         eption
          + FullyQualifiedErrorId : VariableIsUndefined
       
      The variable '$Events' cannot be retrieved because it has not been set.
      At line:13 char:23
      +     $LastBootupTime = $Events.TimeCreated
      +                       ~~~~~~~
          + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (Events:String) [], RuntimeExc 
         eption
          + FullyQualifiedErrorId : VariableIsUndefined
       
      
      

      Seems like the Insider Edition is having a problem with the Get-WinEvent cmdlet.
      This cmdlet runs just fine on all my regular Win 10 machines
      ————————————
      Edition: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
      Version: 1909
      Build: 18363.720
      ————————————
      Edition: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (1 Desktop Win Pro & 1 Laptop Win Pro 1 Laptop Win Home)
      Version: 1909
      Build: 18363.778
      ————————————

      I guess that’s why it’s an insider edition! 😎

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

    • #2254413

      Got it to run in ISE but got this error:

      Cannot index into a null array.
      At C:\Users\Joe\Utilities\CMsPowerShell\CMsLocalPCInfoW10.ps1:4162 char:7
      + If ($Events[0].ID -eq 27) {
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NullArray

      Guess that is why it crashes in PS

      --Joe

    • #2254415

      Which Insider build? I’m running 19608. Going to 19613 as I write this.

      --Joe

    • #2254526

      Here’s what I see with build 19613

      Oops. Wrong tab. Ignore this. Run with ISE. Still won’t run with PS.

      --Joe

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by joep517.
      • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by joep517.
      • #2254556

        Joe, the error on line 4162 is related to boot time and boot method (i.e. cold boot, hybrid boot or resume from hibernation) which should display on the Windows 10 > General tab.

        So, for example, my test laptop shows (when run from an *elevated* PowerShell commandline prompt):

        rg-cmsinfo-v5-1

        Perhaps try a clean shutdown/restart?

        • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Rick Corbett.
        • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Rick Corbett.
        • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Rick Corbett.
    • #2254743

      With the latest Insider build 19613 I don’t get the error in ISE. It runs fine in ISE running as Admin. I can’t get it to run just using PS.

      --Joe

    • #2254888

      Ok Y’all,

      Here’s the next iteration.

      Change Log:

      • I found a couple of problems running as User and fixed that.
      • Split the Registry/Services tab into two sub tabs.
      • Fixed the Install-Program function to use a variable for the program name vs hard coded, it didn’t pick up the change when I added the W10 to the end of the name. I also changed the code so that if you setup it up from PS7 (Core) it will call PS7, previously always called Ps5 (Windows). Each Task & shortcut name indicates which version of PS it calls so you can have both!TaskSch-CMsLocalPCInfoW10
        Icons-CMsLocalPCinfoW10
      • Squashed some of the blank lines in the output. However PS5 & PS7 act differently thus you’ll see more blank lines in the PS5 version than the PS7 version.

      CMsLocalPCInfoW10-V5-12.zip:  CMsLocalPCInfoW10-v5-12
      .zip MD5 Hash: 72119A72DD1F77E5FB137657640C7DD3
      .ps1 MD5 Hash: 35BF77741EBCE86F41AA6FFA1690614D

      Currently downloading the latest Insider version and will test as soon as it is installed.

      Thanks for all your testing efforts!

      HTH 😎

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

    • #2254960

      Joe,

      I just tested on Windows Insider version 2004 Build 19613.1000.

      The program ran successfully on both PowerShell V5 & V7. I ran the install (-setup) procedure from both PS5 & 7 and used the Icons created to run the program. I then also opened the both PS5 & 7 cmd windows as admin and manually typed in the program path and again both ran as expected.

      😎

       

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

    • #2257019

      Bruce,

      I just installed PS7. The script ran in PS7 but still fails in PS 5.1. Used Run As Admin for both. It runs ok in 5.1 PS ISE. Tried again in X86 PS 5.1 and still fails.

      --Joe

    • #2257142

      I do not see any error. From the reliability history I see:

      Source
      Console Window Host

      Summary
      Stopped working

      Date
      ‎4/‎28/‎2020 1:17 PM

      Status
      Report sent

      Description
      Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\System32\conhost.exe

      Problem signature
      Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
      Application Name: conhost.exe
      Application Version: 10.0.19613.1000
      Application Timestamp: 0e08a624
      Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
      Fault Module Version: 10.0.19613.1000
      Fault Module Timestamp: 5d81f9fc
      Exception Code: c0000005
      Exception Offset: 000000000005fd95
      OS Version: 10.0.19613.2.0.0.256.48
      Locale ID: 1033
      Additional Information 1: a97f
      Additional Information 2: a97f4522445799741ac773c11129c13f
      Additional Information 3: db38
      Additional Information 4: db38741ef13e5e58bedac3e2b3c4ea9c

      Extra information about the problem
      Bucket ID: d955732109c98cf27ae0b8d4ed91710a (1936751064427622666)

      --Joe

    • #2257214

      Joe,

      Since you’re running an Insider version and you’re not getting any PowerShell errors in the command window I’d say you have an OS problem.

      I run it on my laptop with windows insider version 2004 Build 19613.1000 and PowerShell  5.1.19613.000 w/o problems. I’ve attached my sanitized output file so you can see fully what I am running.

      CMsLocalPCInfo output: CMsLocalPCInfoW10-v5.12-Using-PS-v5-as-of-20200428-for-BRUCESLT1564

      HTH 😎

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

    • #2257248

      Hey Y’all,

      New wrinkle with Insider Editions. The Invoke-WebRequest cmdlet now not only doesn’t work in PS7 but also PS5! This must be internal to Windows vs PowerShell.

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

    • #2258148

      Hey Y’all,

      Here’s version 5.13 with a progress bar and a couple minor tweaks.

      2258149: CMsLocalPCInfoW10V5-13
      .zip MD5 Hash: F60692A7D6231351308AF7752EC418BF
      .ps1 MD5 Hash: CD2ECAD0631CE24582C7F77840CF98C9

      HTH 😎

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

    • #2258225

      Bruce,

      I am now running 19619. Still the same results. Now, with PS 5.1 the progress bar gets to 1% but crashes without error before the next update. The next update goes to 7% running PS7 or PS 5.1 ISE. Must be some permission on my PC. I sure don’t have a clue though.

      --Joe

    • #2258248

      RG, surely trying to keep up with Insider issues is just a waste of your time compared to coding for stable versions?

    • #2258280

      Rick,

      In general I agree about not coding for Insider builds nut this has been going on for quite a long time. Bruce does not seem to have a problem with the same builds that fail for me. I suppose some setting or permission is mis-configured.I don’t have any problem with daily use and this is my primary PC.

      --Joe

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