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    Start Up Programs

    Is there a way to make a program that loads at start up to be the last program to load?

    Example; I load a firewall ZoneAlarm Pro at start up through checking an option within ZoneAlarm Pro itself. It appears to be causing problems with the loading of a printer driver, at least according to the printer manufacturer and a Zone Labs discussion group. There is a rather lengthy and un-guaranteed solution to this. However, after experimenting I believe I have found that if I start ZoneAlarm Pro manually after all other start up programs and drivers are loaded it appears to also correct the problem. So is there a way I could force ZoneAlarm Pro to load last at start up?
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    Re: Start Up Programs

    I have never had the need to use one, but there are various freeware startup managers that enable you to delay the time for a chosen program to start. SnapFiles has a list of startup managers including descriptions of what each one does.

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    Re: Start Up Programs

    Tony,

    Thanks. I'll look into the link you posted.
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    Re: Start Up Programs

    Those programs shown don't appear to find and allow modification to programs that have a load option within the program itself. Unless I misunderstood the one that would allow me to modify the order of start up, it only looks in the Start Up Folder and the Run key in the registry for programs that are automatically started.
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    Re: Start Up Programs

    hlewton,
    Check out the thread starting <post#=325411>post 325411</post#>
    I started the thread out but it was about six months ago, so my memory isn't telling me which suggestion worked for me. I did succeed in getting the startup order to where I wanted though. Sorry I couldn't be more specific but it seems it can be done. One of those hints helped do it.
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    Re: Start Up Programs

    Hi hlewton,
    Take a look at Startup Delayer. It allows you to specify the order by entering a time delay for each program.

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    Re: Start Up Programs

    Bob,

    Thanks I'll check it out.
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    Re: Start Up Programs

    Joe,

    Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.
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