the startup sequence, from the time the operating system kernel goes live to when all services are up and running

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Mysterious Windows 7 Autorun Location [duplicate]

I have Acer Aspire One A521 with brand new SSD disk, on which I've just installed brand new Windows 7 HE 64. After installing system I installed all drivers, including Conexant audio driver. Starting ...
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Run a bash script on boot of ubuntu server which does a constant loop

I am in the middle of create a local FTP server and I need this script to run when the machine boots up: #!/bin/bash while [ 1 ]; do chmod 2777 /home/ftp/folder; chmod -R 777 /home/ftp/folder; sleep ...
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Unidentified “Launching Application” window on startup

This question pertains to Windows 7. I'm not sure what has changed in my configuration, but now I have a window that pops up momentarily during my boot sequence that says "Launching Application", ...
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Toshiba Satellite L650 slow booting time inspite of new HDD and new Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit install [closed]

This is a follow up of my earlier question. Using the recovery media creator (another story for another day X( ) I was successful in getting Win 7 64 bit with Toshiba drivers installed and running. ...
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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 ...
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Connect PPPoE broadband connection on boot on Windows 7

I got a static IP PPPoE connection from my ISP provider, and I am running a VNC server on it, and needs to connect a PPPoE connection on boot. Is there a solution to that?
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Run a shell script on Ubuntu startup

I have a shell scrip that runs on jvm, it works as I write: sh /opt/bin/myshel.sh I added a shell script to /etc/inti.d with this detail: #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: ...
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My CPU wont start until I un-plug and re-plug the power cable several times

My CPU wont start until I un-plug and re-plug the power cable several times either from the mains or from the back of the CPU. I have changed the power cable but no go....What might be wrong??
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Windows 8 create share on mounted ISO at startup

I have recently found someone who posted a registry setting that auto mounts an ISO on Windows 8 Pro at start-up. This is great because it allows me to mount my Office install disc which I can then ...
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Getting list of startup application in linux

I want to get list of applications which run at start up using terminal. In windows we can use msconfig. is there any command i can use to show startup applications?
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Do all the scripts that are run in “rc.local” display results on the terminal or do they just run in the background?

Do all the scripts that are run in rc.local display results on the terminal or do they just run in the background? What if I want the scripts to run before the startup and wait for the user input to ...
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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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how to load ALL startup items before logging in to windows 8 desktop?

I am the only user of my laptop and the only reason i use a password is to prevent theft. the quirk that i have with logon passwords is that the startup items will only load after i have keyed in ...
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Outlook 2010 minimize to system tray at startup

I am trying to find out how to start Outlook 2010 minimized to the system tray. There was a .VBS script that someone provided on a different question regarding the same subject. The problem with said ...
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My Computer Doesn't Start Up

I'm using an Acer Aspire L320(Windows Vista) and have no idea what happened to it! It doesn't start up (no visual on my monitor at all) and although the power button LED light still comes on, the ...
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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 ...
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Repair Windows 7 Start Disk from a Mac

I have a hard drive from a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7 which seems to have a corrupted boot disk that I'm trying to repair. The laptop won't boot (freezes on black screen after Windows ...
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Run virtual machine at startup

I have a Windows server that runs in a virtual machine on Linux Mint. I have a command in the "start up apps" to start it when I log in, but I'd like it to start when Linux starts, before anyone logs ...
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How do I launch this .plist file on startup *before* I log in?

I copied the current full .plist file at the bottom of this question. Right now I have a .plist file that I loaded with launchctl -w load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/local.setgetscreenres.plist to make my ...
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Howto start an interactive script at ubuntu startup?

Based on Ubuntu core 12.04, I have prepared a bootable DVD. After booting (to console only), I can login as a user and start a script for installation of an embedded device: sudo install_script In ...
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First attempt to play any audio after boot results in 30-second delay

For some time now, my laptop has had an odd problem with sound. The first time I attempt to play any kind of sound after booting the computer, there is a delay of approximately 30 seconds before the ...
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Windows 8 Disk Check on startup (chkntfs not working)

in the beggining I would like to mention that I'm REALLY pissed off. I've spent whole night to fix this and today I must go to work. So I'm unhappy user of Windows 8 I wanted to check my hard drive ...
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Autostart multiple screen sessions in Ubuntu Server

I recently set up a Newznab server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 (nothing illegal, just TV shows as I prefer to use XBMC instead of Tivo) and I'm having some trouble at the very final step. I can run my ...
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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 ...
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How to get something to start on next startup only one time in Haiku

I want to make something start up after the next reboot, but only once, and not after any other reboot. Just like your first boot of a Haiku image off a USB stick runs the Installer, and whether you ...
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Long 20 minute startup/boot after Visual Studio Install

Yesterday I wanted to get back into a bit of XNA so I installed Visual Studio 2012 Express Desktop and Visual Studio C# 2010. I also installed the XNA framework (which needs Games for Windows on ...
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startup repair fails - os drive letter changed

Yesterday my PC gave me somewhat of a heart attack when it prompted a BSOD while I was fiddling around with a midi device selection. Anyway, when I rebooted the system, startup repair showed up and ...
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Blank screen after start up logo, fans get loud. Typing this from Safe Mode. I don't have an installation CD. What are my options?

So when my laptop starts up you get to see the "Starting Windows" logo and then the screen goes black indefinitely. There is no loading bar that you usually see. The fans get loud as I assume a lot of ...
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How can I force the boot menu to always show up at start up without pressing F10?

I have Visual Studio 2010 installed on Windows 7 on one hard disk and Visual Studio 2012 installed on Windows 7 on another hard disk in the same computer. When I start up my system, I want the boot ...
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How can I run a program with Administrator permissions on startup, and minimize to tray?

I like to keep Process Explorer running full-time. I particularly like to use it to display several statistics (e.g.: Usage graphs for CPU, RAM, Network, GPU) in the system tray. However, some of ...
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Windows 8 Pro 100% Disk Usage on Startup

I had Windows 7 on this laptop before. This didn't happen. It just goes all the way up to 100% and everythings slow when the real usage is only like 0,8MB/S-1MB/S What could be wrong? I already did ...
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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 ...
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Why can I not get past the HP title page to bios

replaced motherboard on HP dv9700 and when powered up it only goes to the HP page and stops. Anyone got any ideas on where to go next?
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NVidia on startup breaks all drivers and the system

Based in friends advice, I've installed Nvidia driver on my system. Instead of improving performance, driver hooked into system startup and breaks the system. What happens: Any external ...
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A bootable usb key prevent system to boot

I'm written a ChromiumOS image on an usb key with the command dd. When I boot my computer with the usb key plugged, the start-up blocks just after the line describing the cpu, so before I can select ...
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How do I make a batch file run before logon like chkdsk does?

I made a simple batch file double password security system for my pc that also displays my number I. Case it gets lost. How do I run this in a full screen command prompt right after the boot screen ...
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Services manager for Debian to change whether a service starts onboot or not (mysql,apache,networking,network-manager,gdm,xdm,etc)

This question is about finding a GUI or ncurses or whatever services manager for a Debian desktop. Something like this: Mac example Windows example The ideas what it should do The thing should ...
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Python program starting on start-up?

I want to make a python program run on startup and stay running in the backgorund in a manner that would allow me to access it at any time? I found some articles on how to make it run in the ...
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Which place for Commandline on startup

I'm using arch linux and my questions is where is the best place to run a commandline programm on the startup. I want to do some custom stuff on boottime. Like I want to deactivate my graphic card on ...
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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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Upstart scripts causing problems

I like to start little web servers on boot. I've been using upstart, but often my scripts fail, causing important services like sshd to fail to start. What's a safer way to do this? ...
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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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Scan for hardware changes

In windows 8 PCs, the network will not connect at startup. If we do the "scan for hardware changes" in Device manager, then only network will connect. But the same pc was connecting in windows XP. ...
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How do I automatically change my mac address in ubuntu?

Im running ubuntu 12.10, using wicd to connect to the wlan. I would like my wlan0 mac address changed before it sends anything. I'm willing to use a script if needed. How do I do this?
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prevent auto login on startup windows 7

I know how i can disable auto logon in windows 7 by using netplwiz, but is there a way ( possibly a keyboard combination pressed during startup ) that will prevent autologon only for this one boot?
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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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Start a process on linux startup

I need to start a process when our linux/unix boxes (These boxes are used as build agents) are starting (ie: after a reboot). We use the following distros: debian 6 ubuntu 12.something FreeBSD ...
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New PSU New Issue, Fan, Hard drive, Disc Drive Start, Nothing Else

I've been in the chat for the past while and found nothing so I figured I'd come to the front page. For about 6-8 months I've had issues with my computer not starting when it was cold and even then ...
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untie Windows 7 hardware locking

My work involves several high-capacity HDD's been plugged in and out depending on what video project I work on. It's cumbersome to recover Windows 7 each time the operating system thinks that ...
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Unsupported 16-bit application

Recently on start up I am getting the following error: Unsupported 16-bit Application The program or feature "\??\C:\Users\Ourania\AppData\Local\Temp\ytl.exe" cannot start or run due to ...