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    Application Startup (Windows XP Home SP1)

    I have a program startup conflict, the program 1Disk starts with its splash screen with an icon on the taskbar, the computer operates normally but the 1disk icon remains on the taskbar. You cannot close it. It is not greyed out looks absolutely normal. I am almost convinced that this program does complete loading prior to WinFax 10 starting to download messages from my USR Message Modem. I have tried various startup managers to vary the start up order but really think I need to build in a delay after the start of 1Disk to allow it to complete prior to WinFax starting.

    Any assistance would be appreciated and I thank all contributors in advance.

    The systems operates without problems other than for this annoying conflict.

    E. (Ted) O'Grady

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    Re: Application Startup (Windows XP Home SP1)

    Ted,
    If you need a program to change or add a delay to any startup, you download an evaluation copy freebie at:

    STARTUP DELAY
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    Re: Application Startup (Windows XP Home SP1)

    Consider this:

    The "Wscript.Sleep" command allows you to specify a sleep time in milliseconds. So a time delay of 10 seconds would need a 10000 millisecond value. Here is batch code for a ten-second delay that creates the needed scripting file:

    @echo off
    echo Starting!
    echo Wscript.Sleep 10000> sleep.vbs
    start /w wscript.exe sleep.vbs
    echo Done!
    del sleep.vbs

    (http://www.ericphelps.com/batch/samples/sleep.txt)

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    Re: Application Startup (Windows XP Home SP1)

    I should have added that 1Disk is a phantom HDD that catalogs the contents of removable media, it uses a writing format that creates a virtual HDD and must be initialized when windows starts, I use it for my LS120 and LS240 media. The best feature is that you can have the same folder name on different media and 1Disk copes with that by the removal disk volume number. I have had the program about 8 years, purchased all the updates but no work has been done since the release of XP. Looks like I may have to dispose of all the LS drives, and the media and transfer the information to CD-RW.

    I will try the delay program that I have downloaded STARTUP DELAY http://www.r2.com.au/ and see what results.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Ted

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    Re: Application Startup (Windows XP Home SP1)

    Ted - you posted this in the XP forum, did you just upgrade to XP? Have you had it running on XP before this problem appeared - just wondering since you said it is an 8 year old program - could be a DOS program looking for DOS drivers to a DOS drive.

    You said:
    <hr>Looks like I may have to dispose of all the LS drives, and the media and transfer the information to CD-RW.<hr>
    Actually Ted, your best bet is to move straight to DVD +/- RW now and skip CD-RW altogether. The new 8X drives are under $100US for OEM and $150 for full Retail) and DVDs hold way more (4.7Gb) data than CDs (700Mb). Plus, the new DVD drives support all formats of DVD (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW) and they read AND write CD-R and CD-RW.

    You can still play plain old music CDs, you can watch movies, and you can install new applications from the DVD drive. Major applications will soon be released on DVD, all the others will follow.

    CD only drives (both read only and read/write) are history.

    The blanks are more expensive but not compared to the cost of the 6.7 CDs one blank DVD replaces.

    The only limitation that I can see is that the DVD drives have a top CD-R read/write speed of 40X - where the CD RW drives max out at 52X - big deal. If that is a concern, wait a couple months - but my point is (besides the fact it is long past time to get rid of your legacy equipment anyway! lol) that you should not concern yourself with CDs, so the 40X is a non-issue.

    They are very easy to install (if you have questions, just let us know your current drive configuration - how many and how connected) and XP will recognize it right away. Drag all your important files to the DVD icon and put the disk in a bank safe deposit box and you are good to go.
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    Re: Application Startup (Windows XP Home SP1)

    I purchased a new PC about two years ago, Intel P4-1.8 with a DVD player about two years ago, I upgraded to 1Disk Version 3.6 at that time. I have put up with the problem since that time. I have a Yamaha 3200E burner and an ASUS DVD player. The problem is just annoying and is not causing any problem. 1Disk does not operate with DOS, I started with version 1 and have every upgrade to the current version 3.6., actually after the initial boot of the day the problem is not always evident, which is making it difficult to trace.

    Many thanks

    Ted

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