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I have an application that I replaced the windows shell with so that windows would boot directly into the app instead of loading the desktop. After doing some testing I found that windows doesn't boot directly into the app when the power is cut. It will start and bring you to a blank screen and stay like that, then to do anything I have to invoke the Task Manager. Is there a way to work around this so that when the power returns to the computer windows will boot directly into the app?

To replace the shell I went into RegEdit and changed explorer.exe with the file path and name of my application.

I am running Windows XP Pro.

Any help is appreciated.

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Once you invoke Task Manager, are you able to run your application ? – Gregory MOUSSAT Aug 21 '12 at 16:25
Yes. I start explorer.exe through the Task Manager then navigate to the application and click to run it. – dbertam Aug 21 '12 at 16:54

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