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Windows7: how to put an item in startup directory without Admin rights

I share my work computer with 3 other employees. It would be very helpful to run a script at startup for all of us. It is a big company, and there is a lot of red tape for everything!!! So, we ...
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0answers
23 views

Does Windows 8.1 start applications faster one by one or all at once?

Does Windows 8.1 start applications faster if you batch start them all at once or should I start them one at a time? Currently I have a bunch of programs that I start with a script after mounting a ...
0
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1answer
39 views

XP machine rebooting on start-up screen

I have been having a reoccurring problem with an XP machine of mine in which I have encountered many errors. I have managed to resolve these but now I am stuck with my XP machine rebooting on the ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Windows scheduled task

I have configured a scheduled task in windows server 2012 to run a program at a scheduled time (12:30PM). But that scheduled task runs at system startup daily. I had checked all settings once again. ...
0
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0answers
94 views

How to boot from CD/DVD on a Samsung s02ub

I am trying to install Linux on to my laptop. It's a Samsung. (Samsung np365e5c s02ub) I was able to access the BIOS by pressing F2 during boot. In the BIOS under "Boot" there's an option that says ...
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2answers
68 views

Script to copy text including today's date into clipboard

I'd like to know if its possible in Windows for a script (or similar) to be written that will copy today's date and specific text into the clipboad, in the following format: dd/mm/yy - xx - xxx ...
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1answer
102 views

What might cause Explorer.exe to fail to start?

When I boot up my computer, all I get is a black screen, and just one of a few programs that should start when logging on. Using CTRL ALT DEL and running Explorer.exe works as intended. However, my ...
1
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1answer
370 views

Windows 7 always boots into Startup Repair

A friend's laptop was experiencing extreme difficulties, after trying to the debug the problems the laptop began booting into Startup Repair instead of the OS, even without the installation disk. How ...
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1answer
349 views

how do i fix this, it appears each time Windows 7 starts. [duplicate]

This is the message that appears at startup. there was a problem starting c:\users\name\appdata\local\conduit\backgroundcontainer\backgroundcontainer.dll the specifiedmodule could not be found. ...
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1answer
227 views

Start Node Js Server Automatically on Pc Start Up

I have a Node Server. And I want that my Node Server starts automatically when my Pc Starts. Right Now I am doing this Manually. Like this: First I open Command Prompt. Then I Type cd node ...
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2answers
396 views

Where are disabled autostart programs stored? Somewhere in the registry?

I know that the programs that run with Windows are stored in the registry under (inn both HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER): - /Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run - ...
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1answer
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Startup error BackgroundContainer.dll on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have the same problem with this topic! How to resolve BackgroundContainer.dll error on startup? The thing is i did everything that says in answer but i)I found nothing when i started regedit.exe ...
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1answer
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How to resolve BackgroundContainer.dll error on startup?

When I start my desktop it gives me an error about BackgroundContainer.dll. How to get rid of it? I found nothing when i started regedit.exe and searched (F3 or CTRL+F) for BackgroundContainer.dll ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Computer reboots after POST with one hard drive but not the other

I received a hard drive for a boot partition. I copied the old partition over using DiskCopy. After the copy, the computer would not boot with both drives in and the new drive as the primary; ...
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2answers
54 views

Window XP start script before service

PC with Windows XP prof. controls small production line. On Windows start-up I want to backup production data (created last day) before system starts particular service and application. How to start ...
1
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1answer
109 views

When booting I sometimes get “No bootable device…” , sometimes it works

It says like, i should check my motherboard-handbook or something. I press ctrl-alt-del and it works again. Yesterday i got an only "Bootfailure" with "Press a key" , next restart it works again... ...
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2answers
207 views

What to do when “msconfig” cannot stop an app from starting?

I'm using Windows 7, 64 bit, I'm having an issue with Private Tunnel, it's a VPN application. It keeps starting when Windows start, even though it's not supposed to. These are the only apps that are ...
0
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0answers
105 views

Autostart applications don't start during first boot after sysprep on Windows 8

I'm running an autotest application that involves sysprepping Windows. What I've noticed (specifically on Windows 8) is that after sysprep is done and the machine finally boots up, none of the ...
3
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1answer
126 views

Save/Load state of startup applications and services before clean boot Windows

My computer (Windows 8) is running slow and I need to understand exactly which startup application or service is causing this. When doing a clean boot every startup item or service that isn't ...
1
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1answer
81 views

What's this start up item?

Recently I installed some software and uninstalled it. After that, the following pop window always show up when my desktop starts. I am using Win8. Could anyone tell me how to locate this bad start up ...
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1answer
196 views

How to run windows autostart programs depending on conditions

I'm looking for a solution to problem of starting programs on windows login (start) depending on condition. What I wan't to do: I have a laptop that I use in work and in home. When I start my ...
1
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3answers
494 views

How can I run the programs in my startup folder only on certain days of the week?

I have a few programs in my startup folder (in Windows 7) that I ONLY want to run on weekdays. (Preferably I only want to run those during office hours.) How can I do this? Is there something simple ...
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2answers
365 views

Windows 7 startup failed

I have a Dell laptop with an i3CORE processor, I don't know much about the other specs. Over the last period of time, it sometimes freezed during start up or during working on it, restarting the ...
1
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1answer
80 views

Computer not starting, diagnostic stuck on HDD

Please excuse my typing; because my computer is not working, I am on an iPod touch. I tried to boot up my Dell Inspiron laptop, but it freezes and shows a blank screen after the Dell load screen ...
1
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1answer
64 views

Windows 7 Professional Un-bootable

Laptop running Windows 7 Professional hangs on the 'Startup Repair' before booting into Windows. I have left this screen on for over 5 hours (searching for problems) and nothing happens (clicking ...
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0answers
118 views

How to automatically run an app as administrator and make its UI visible to non-admin users under Windows 8

I have found many examples of how to get apps to automatically start and run (without UAC prompting), but have not managed to find one that allows the app's UI to be visible to a non-admin account. ...
2
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2answers
331 views

CCleaner Disable and Enable Startup Programs

I am working on a program for work which includes a startup manager. I have it to where the user can delete startup entries for programs, but it cannot disable startup entries. With the CCleaner ...
0
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2answers
44 views

how can I start Windows XP with the network disabled

Is it possible to start Windows-XP with the network connections disabled, and to manually enable network access only when e.g. getting the email or starting the browser?
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3answers
612 views

Program in startup folder doesn't run on startup

I used Autohotkey to compile an Autohotkey script and placed the compiled program in the Windows startup folder. When I start Windows, however, the program no longer runs (it used to). I also tried ...
0
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1answer
229 views

Computer Blue Screen then 3 Beeping noises on startup

I have a gateway desktop computer with windows 7 it was off for several months and I just decided to turn it on today everything was running fine, I tried putting the password for my computer and ...
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1answer
2k views

How to disable Explorer.exe for given user?

I know the shell registry key to disable it but I don't understand how to disable for specific user. Consider the situation where administrator cannot login user account but want to change user ...
0
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0answers
369 views

Can I automatically hide a program in the taskbar on startup?

I have a Windows application that I need to run on startup and keep running continually. It spawns a window, and I don't need that window open all the time. Rather than just minimize it, I wanted to ...
3
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2answers
19k views

How to prevent Microsoft Lync adding startup entry in Windows?

Microsoft lync makes my laptop boot very slowly and if I disable it from startup, the laptop boots fine and quick. However the issue is, if I start lync again, it puts an entry to startup. So I end up ...
0
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1answer
92 views

msconfig overridden with restart

Several times I have gone to msconfig and unchecked SendIt from automatically starting with boot up. Several times, after a reboot, SendIt starts up and a box shows up. Am I doing something wrong or ...
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3answers
29 views

Change operating system on boot up

I'm trying to figure out how to get the menu to change your operating system on computer start up. I Have windows 7 & I'm trying to install Ubuntu.
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1answer
349 views

Can't move mouse/keyboard on startup for a few seconds while Windows loads USB devices?

I run Windows 7 in Boot Camp on an iMac. For some reason, sometimes when I start it up, I can't move my mouse (using USB via RF) and my Bluetooth keyboard for about 10–20 seconds while Windows loads ...
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0answers
24 views

Applications late to load on startup [duplicate]

When my computer is starting up, after few applications load, and the computer is at idle status, I check that task manager and the resource monitor, and verify that there is no cpu or disk activity, ...
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2answers
152 views

Startup Applications aside from startup folder and msconfig [duplicate]

Is there any place (such as the registry) where startup items could be stored? As far as I can tell Fraps "start on windows" does not appear in msconfig or the startup folder. I am running windows 7
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0answers
330 views

windows - Power failure caused status 0xC0000225

I had a power cut when my laptop didn't have the battery plugged in. Somehow there seems to be some corruption. When I'm starting my laptop, I see the "Launch startup repair (recommended)" screen. If ...
2
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1answer
66 views

Startup items windows 7/8

In msconfig, when exactly do the "services" and "startup" items get run? Do the services run on boot, and do the startup items run when the user logs in? Also do the startup items get started up for ...
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0answers
109 views

Wondering why Windows boot logo takes longer than when newer?

I've had a new laptop for a couple of months now. It's got a decent processor (Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 2.3Ghz), 1TB HDD (5400rpm, 8MB cache) and 2GB of GFX. When it was new it'd boot in no time flat. ...
0
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2answers
319 views

Remove antivirus from startup via command prompt (Windows)

How from the windows command prompt can I tell my machine (windows 7) to not load my antivirus software (Symantec if that matters) automatically the next time I boot it up? Assume I can't open any ...
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0answers
107 views

How to make my laptop see my battery on Windows 8 startup

So when I first boot into my computer, I can't use the system tray power icon since it doesn't think that its a laptop. So in order to get the icon enabled I go into device manager and scan for new ...
0
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0answers
244 views

What is the difference between Startup programs in windows and the same programs being started manually

I am no Windows guy, but I am trying to get a seamless integration of Windows program through Virtual Box Windows guest onto my Ubuntu machine. I more or less followed this tutorial: ...
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3answers
962 views

How can I prevent a Windows laptop from making noise when starting up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you disable the Windows Vista startup sound? I have a Windows 7 laptop here that plays a startup sound time it starts up. I know I can disable that noise now that ...
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5answers
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Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown?

Are there any downside to Windows 8 not doing a "full" shutdown? Would it be good practice to occasionally do a full shutdown to do a full system initialization at boot? If I'm already booting from ...
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2answers
2k views

How can I make a program that runs on Windows startup automatically minimize/close?

I've got several things that come up during my Windows startup that pop up temporary windows that I will only minimize or close out (to send them to the tray). uTorrent is a good example. How can I ...
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2answers
6k views

Where is the startup (autostart) folder in Windows 8

Well Windows 8 has no Start Menu anymore and the startup folder has disappeared also. Where can I find that folder? Or is there a new way with Metro?
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3answers
380 views

Script that runs as a user at boot time

In windows server, I would like to start applications when the machine boots up that would be running when I remote log-in using terminal services. Is this possible? I specifically need it to start ...
0
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1answer
46 views

How to log in to account on startup?

I have 2 accounts. How would I go about automatically logging in to one of the accounts when I start the computer up? So, it would not give the user the option to log into the other account right ...