there are four basic startup sections:

-startmenu (startup section)

first of all: the autoexec.bat file. At this point the windows root is not loaded yet. So only dos-compatible programs (commandline based progs) can be run here. by placing an @ in front of the command in autoexec.bat will make the input invisible. placing an > nul after the command will kick any output to a nonexisting file (nul). This disables any screen messages. Thi command could be used to build text files.

then the win.ini boot section. It consists of load= and run=. I don't know the exact difference between these two, however I always use run=.
it's pretty easy in use: just replace run= by run="c:whateverappyoureplanninghere" 'for the nitwits among you: no, the path of the app doesn't have to be c:.

Third and most used: the registry. consists of four different sections :
- h_key_local_machinesoftwaremicrosoftwindows
- h_key_local_machinesoftwaremicrosoftwindows
- h_key_userswhicheveruserdesiredbootsoftwaremicrosoftwindows
- h_key_usersseetheabovesoftwaremicrosoftwindows
place a string in the registry with the app you'd like to run as the value. See my registry post for more info

startmenu boot section... last done boot routine, the most visible, and the most used one by wannabees... [no offense]
on english win Me versions default as
"c:windowsstart menuprogramsstartup"

this was a nice little monologue on startup sections, but let's make it a multilogue. in other words, please post a reply.

EtHeO out...

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