Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:09 PM
I have numerous programs that run on startup that each require an active network connection to function properly: BlackBerry Desktop Manager, Twhirl, etc. The problem is that all of these programs try to launch first, then they just sit there while all the other stuff loads in the background. Finally, when the network connection is established (which seems to be last in the sequence), these network-dependent programs finish their startup procedure. The whole process takes forever, and I'd like to change the startup order to:
Norton Internet Security and/or Windows Defender (or vise-versa)
BB Manager, etc., etc.
From what I've read, it's tough to effectively change the startup "completion" order of programs because of varying resource requirements, etc., but the network connection seems more like a service to me.
Any ideas? I'm running XP Pro SP3 with a satellite ISP.