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How to run an application before Win95 openning

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I wand to run a windows program before all icons of
windows 95 display on the screen. After this program done
the windows 95 will begin to ask user's password and to
finish all settings. Can anyone tell me where the program
should be put?
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Question by:hbh
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You can call the program by inserting it into your config.sys file after loading Himem.sys and emm386.exe.

As an example, your config.sys might look like this:

DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=EMM386.EXE
c:\program\program.exe

This can also be done from the autoexec.bat file
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by:RoBo
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get real not in the config.sys
here u have win95 booting up then asking for a password
to login. if u want the program to run now that is while it is whating for a password. you edit the regestry.

tell me if theis is what u want and I will send regesrty editing lines in. Don't gointo the regestry unless u know wher to go.
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by:hbh
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Yes I want to run a windows based login program instead of
windows 95's logon before windows boot up, or after my
program finished then beginning windows logon.
Someone told me to put my executable file into the
Registry, i.e. run Regedit.exe: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\...\Runserver\
However, this method could not stop loading other windows'
applications. Do you have a better way?

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HBH: There's only one place that I am aware of in the registry that you can load something such as you are suggesting, and that is at:

'HKEY_LOCKAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/RunServices'

And you are  correct, this will not stop the loading process of other windows components.

On the other hand, you can create a secure logon through your motherboards Bios setup by requiring a password, or you can create a password or logon by running it from config.sys such as is the case with networks like Novell etc. You should be aware though that with any network logon, windows will still boot to a desktop although you can limit that.

Lastly, if you want to download Microsoft's WIN32 Software Development Kit, you can rewrite the api for the logon so that it occurs immediately after windows processes the MSDOS.SYS and IO.SYS files and begins the windows boot process.

Get real RoBo!
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