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Can I change startup order to secure Internet connection earlier?


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#1 NewHorizon1

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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)
Network Connection
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.

Thanks much!

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:52 AM

I don't see where you would gain anything...I believe that the system would still not allow programs to function...until all of the same boot processes are complete.

The sequence, IMO, has little to do with the fact that the system waits until all normal boot processes are ready to go.

I could be wrong.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:01 AM

So, you think it's just that these programs take longer to startup and it has nothing to do with the presence of the network connection?

I wonder if/how I could test that theory?

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:35 AM

Disable the NIC in the BIOS.

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