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Windows 7: Anyway to delay start-up program by 20 sec or more?


06 Jun 2010   #1

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Anyway to delay start-up program by 20 sec or more?

Hi,

I am using Rainlendar pro and it has direct sync with google calendar. It auto-stars when I start the pc. The problem is my desktop ethernet connection is not connected yet when the program starts, resulting in an annoying message everytime it starts saying it can't sync. I noticed that if I just closed the program and open it manually it works without the errors.

So, it could be the case of just a delay startup so that the connection is in place for the software to communicate. Any ideas how to delay start the program?

Thanks

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06 Jun 2010   #2

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06 Jun 2010   #3

 

Microsoft has a tutorial on this using regedit

How to delay loading of specific services


other than that ,when the rainlendar starts,you can go to run,type services.msc. Search for Rainlendar service>right click>properties and you can set the startup to automatic(delay)
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06 Jun 2010   #4

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I can't find rainlendar in Services. Weird since it does startup. I followed this guide:
Delay the Startup of a Service — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows Vista tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

I also could not find rainlendar using this guide either
How to delay loading of specific services
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06 Jun 2010   #5

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On XP I used a program called Startup Delayer. This allowed me to let my AV and firewall load 1st, then spread out the rest of my startup apps to allow them to open before the next started. Worked quite well. Right now on the site it says he is completely rewriting for Windows 7, so that isn't for you just yet, but keep an eye on it:

Startup Delayer

A few days ago I posted in the reboot speed thread a new program that I did try, but deleted after because I didn't need it, but it should allow you to delay the program, not sure by how much though:

Saluto

Watch the video. It's new so doesn't yet have recommendations on some major software, so we'll have to see how it develops.

A Guy
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06 Jun 2010   #6

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Saluto looks a lot like some spyware. Last thing I need is a software broadcasting everywhere.

Hopefully that startup delayer does come out.
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06 Jun 2010   #7

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Give autoruns a try, I bet that solves the problem. If not I bet rainlander is under a different name or it starts when another service starts

Autoruns for Windows
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06 Jun 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mystvearn View Post
Saluto looks a lot like some spyware. Last thing I need is a software broadcasting everywhere.

Hopefully that startup delayer does come out.
Um, ok. I don't let anything call out I don't want to. If I used it for the purpose you want, I'd just have my firewall refuse to let it call out. The calling out is so the "community" can teach what programs do what, etc. There are many programs like that. I always opted out as I want to control what calls home. A Guy
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06 Jun 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Give autoruns a try, I bet that solves the problem. If not I bet rainlander is under a different name or it starts when another service starts

Autoruns for Windows

Tried that. Found raindlendar, but the program does not give any option on delay startup.
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06 Jun 2010   #10

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Rainy-Rainlendar creater has just replied that a new vresion coming out in a month's time with an auto-delay function. Maybe I'll wait for that
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