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CHAPLOW
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Since: 14.5.04
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so, im cleaning up my laptop a little but here in the add/remove programs listing i run into something called the sentinel system driver

should I remove this?

I dont remember seeing it here before...

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Sentinel.SYS does appear to be a valid Windows process. I don't know whether you have to have it running, but it doesn't appear to be harmful.

It's made by Rainbow Technologies.

It looks like the software that runs a hardlock dongle: a piece of hardware that is used to prevent software piracy on certain programs. If you don't have anything like or connected to your compuer, you probably don't need it.

Edit: can't get the wiki image to load right.

(edited by Mr. Boffo on 21.6.07 1516)
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Probably not. Do you have a dongle for something?




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