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Neither the Launcher, nor applications for which I have aliases in the start-up folder,open automatically on start-up.  The "Open Launcher at start-up box" is checked in the general controls control panel.
I am running OS8 on a Performa 6116CD with 24 MB of installed memory.  What should I do?
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the first thing I'd try is to rebuild the desktop. It sounds like the database is corrupted and is loosing application (in this cause Launcher) and alias information. You can do this by restarting your computer, hold down SHIFT to disable extensions, then hold down the command and option keys until you get a dialog asking you if you want to rebuild the desktop. Click ok for each drive you have mounted.

After doing a desktop rebuild and the problem still persists, I'd try recreating the aliases. It's possible the OS lost the info to them and they'd need to be recreated (you can also use some sort of Alias utility to do this).

Hope this helps.
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I did everything he suggested and it didn't work. I also custom re-installed the general controls panel, the launcher control panel and the extensions manager control panel but that didn't help either.  Finally, I did a "clean" re-install of the basic OS8 software and now everything works fine.
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