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Services/Progs load order

By myplums ·
XPsp2 on NB connecting to network last.

Is there a way to pre-defined the load order of services/progs during start-up? Maybe a 3rd party prog out there to do the job?
Have honed down start progs thru msconfig and registry to no avail. Totally Virus/adware/spyware etc free

Any help appreciated

Regards to all.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Services/Progs load order

Hi

I do not know if it is possible to change the order in which Windows Services load.

The only way I know of to force programs to load in a specified order is through your Start>All Programs>Startup menu. As you know, all programs listed here will start once Windows starts.

What you need to do is create a batch file that lists the program commands in the order you want them to run. You can get the program commands from msconfig.

so, open notepad and type the following

@echo off
start /wait 1st program command
start /wait 2nd program command
start /wait 3rd program command
Exit

then save it as filename.bat and drag it into the Startup folder on your Start menu. The @echo off line suppresses a visual display of what is happening. If you remove this line, then a DOS box will temporarily open and you will see the commands being executed. The Exit command will close the box, otherwise it will stay open - which is handy if you want to see any error messages. The start /wait part tells the command to execute but the next command will not be processed by the batch file until the present one has finished.

Good luck

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by myplums In reply to

Ah good idea Blackcurrant will try the .bat file to hopefully delay program starts - back in a few days to let you know.

Cheers

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Services/Progs load order

i don't know. have you checked out the free and pay tools available from www.systeminternals.com
tools to monitor installs - registry changes and process dependencies. seems to me that would have to give you what you are looking for.
we need more exact details: steps to reproduce the error.
also do you use HiJack this? good for instant look at host and search hijacks...

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by myplums In reply to

Thanks sarge, I don't use any third party s/w to monitor. As for error, I don't really have one, The reason I am asking is that on boot up this little sweetheart loads about everything and its dog, before going and looking for network services, it can be up to 3-4 minutes before it acknowledges the wireless LAN connection exists which can get boring after a while or particularly when you are in a hurry. I just wondered if there was a known way of giving the network stuff priority. This was also true of an RJ45 building LAN connection the other day.

failing all else I might rebuild it.

Once again thanks for the input.

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by pierrejamme In reply to Services/Progs load order

Here is one I used to use in W98 since it had such a problem, and it is supposed to work in XP.

http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/utility/delayexec/
Peter

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by pierrejamme In reply to Services/Progs load order

Here is one I used to use in W98 since it had such a problem, and it is supposed to work in XP.

http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/utility/delayexec/
Peter

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