Re: How Can Programs Auto-Run When Windows Starts?
From: CHANGE USERNAME TO westes (DELETE_westes_at_earthbroadcast.com)
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 10:58:03 -0700
Where is the run once key located?
-- Will westes AT earthbroadcast.com "Dave" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:uzK9DFpaEHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl... > the runonce key is used for things that run once and then are removed. > device drivers get loaded at boot or when new usb devices are detected. > system services are started after the kernal loads but before > run/runonce/startup group stuff. then there is the task scheduler from > windows or the AT command line tool. other programs that are started can > also schedule their own tasks that can run other programs... av, disk > defrag, mail readers, and other tools can run their own schedule of tasks. > the synchronization manager with active desktops can also kick off > processes. there are still system.ini and win.ini, autoexec.bat, > config.sys, though i don't know if you can still run stuff out of them or > when it fits in. the boot.ini file could probably point to a different boot > loader that could do stuff before windows loads, as could another multi-boot > configuration tool. > > "CHANGE USERNAME TO westes" <DELETE_westes@earthbroadcast.com> wrote in > message news:eEZEv4oaEHA.firstname.lastname@example.org... > > What are the different methods that programs can use to automatically > start > > up when Windows starts, or when a user logs in? > > > > I'm aware of the system setting in the registry: > > > > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run > > > > I know that for user logins, the Startup folder is also a place to look. > > > > After installing Winbench 99, it started to automatically shut down the > > system and then invoke itself on reboot and re-login to the computer. I > > did NOT see it in either of the two above locations, so I have to assume > > that it was using yet another technique to restart itself. Any help is > > appreciated. > > > > -- > > Will > > westes AT earthbroadcast.com > > > > > >