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Wacom Intuos 3 tablet driver restart without reboot - Windows XP

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    Hi,

    I have been having trouble with my tablet driver 'stopping' after my
    PC goes to sleep and wakes up again. Sometime after one sleep cycle,
    sometimes after a couple...(symptom, the pen works like a mouse, not a
    pen)

    I found that rebooting my PC every time to get the driver to load was
    a BIG pain, since normally bridge, photoshop and illustrator would
    have to be shut down..and then restarted after the reboot.

    Last night I think I found an easier solution. Instead of rebooting,
    I went into services and stopped the wacom tablet service. I then
    ctrl-alt-deleted and ended the wacom tablet exe process. I then went
    back and restarted the service - and woohoo - the pen was working like
    a pen again, minus the re-boot.

    I wanted to share this, as I imaging there are others with this same
    frustration.

    -Beth Carey

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    If it works without killing Tablet.exe then you could create a text file
    with the content

    net stop tabletservice
    net start tabletservice

    and save it with a name of tablet.bat (make sure it does end in .bat and not
    ..bat.txt). Place it (or a shortcut to it) on your desktop - more convenient
    than having to go through the services control panel.

    This is assuming you've installed the latest Wacom driver...

    Andrew



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    On Nov 30, 9:51 am, beth6...@gmail.com wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have been having trouble with my tablet driver 'stopping' after my
    > PC goes to sleep and wakes up again. Sometime after one sleep cycle,
    > sometimes after a couple...(symptom, the pen works like a mouse, not a
    > pen)
    >
    > I found that rebooting my PC every time to get the driver to load was
    > a BIG pain, since normally bridge, photoshop and illustrator would
    > have to be shut down..and then restarted after the reboot.
    >
    > Last night I think I found an easier solution. Instead of rebooting,
    > I went into services and stopped the wacom tablet service. I then
    > ctrl-alt-deleted and ended the wacom tablet exe process. I then went
    > back and restarted the service - and woohoo - the pen was working like
    > a pen again, minus the re-boot.
    >
    > I wanted to share this, as I imaging there are others with this same
    > frustration.
    >
    > -Beth Carey


    Hi Beth,
    It could also be a power management or suspend setting. Often those
    settings will correspond to the screen saver settings.
    You could email Wacom but they will wait a week then tell you to call
    - they like to make a huge deal out of everything. It's nice that you
    found a band-aid but you really should nail it down when you get a
    chance.

    Good luck,
    Ron

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    <beth6230@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:a56a330f-9cb6-4266-a875-f7a576bc7a4b@o42g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...

    > Last night I think I found an easier solution. Instead of rebooting,
    > I went into services and stopped the wacom tablet service. I then
    > ctrl-alt-deleted and ended the wacom tablet exe process. I then went
    > back and restarted the service - and woohoo - the pen was working like
    > a pen again, minus the re-boot.


    If that works reliably, then it would be something worth scripting so that
    it's a one-click thing.



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