autostart order

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sboulema, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    is there a way to re-order the programs that autostart at boot? I hope you get me. I have for example msn messenger and my firewall, and i wanna have that my firewall autostart first and then msn messenger. Is this possible?
     
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    *bump* :( no one????
     
  3. Glaanieboy

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    Yes and no. No because the program in question has to give somekind of exit code first. But you can put all of the files in a batch file. Windows will execute the files in that order, but it might come that while the firewall is starting, Windows Messenger starts up.
    Just make a batch file like this:

    **beginning of batch file**

    start %PATH_TO%\firewall.exe

    start %PATH_TO%\msnmsg.exe

    etc...

    **end of batch file**
     
  4. zalood

    zalood OSNN Addict

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    Read somewhere else in the web but never tried it in XP.

    Number your shorcut in the Startup Folder i.e.

    1firewall
    2msnmsg

    no harm if you want to try it . .