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Under Win98 I have got startup folder to put there shortcuts to applications which I want to be loaded just after Win98 start.But not all softs from this folder are really loaded ,
and many other softs  ( not included in this folder) are really loaded after my W98 start. What are means to control (to see in advance and to choose) softs to be loaded at W98 startup? What are system files where I can see FULL  list of softs to be loaded at startup and how can I edit this list ? How can I choose between minimized/not minimized  application loading at startup ?
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The are mainly three areas where software can be loaded. The LOAD and RUN lines in the WIN.INI, the STARTUP folder, or the REGISTRY.
The easiest way to load the software is from the STARTUP folder.
In the REGISTRY you need to look at the keys "H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Run" and/or  "RunServices"
You can add keys here but I don't know about making them minimised.
Within the STARTUP folder you can Right-Click on the icon and select Properties and then Shortcut, from there at the bottom of the box you can select how you want the program to run. - Normal Window, Minimised, or Maximised.

You can also run programs from a DOS batch file and place the batch file within the STARTUP folder.


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I have checked the answer and it does not solve  problems from my question:
1. my application clearly seen in Startup folder is  not loaded automatically at Win98 startup (but it can be loaded "manually"  from there)
2.  I can't prevent from loading the application which I don't want to be loaded automatically (MS Findfast)  because  shortcut to it is absent in the areas proposed in the answer for control.
3. the answer does not point me to the place where I can see all the softs  which Win98 is going to load at startup.
I know one place ( but  this place is not recommended in your answer and  it is not  relyable) :" MS System Information, Tools, System Configuration Utility,  Startup" . What should I do then ?
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by:ekonomov
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I have checked the answer and it does not solve  problems from my question:
      1. my application clearly seen in Startup folder is  not loaded automatically at Win98 startup (but it can be
      loaded "manually"  from there)
      2.  I can't prevent from loading the application which I don't want to be loaded automatically (MS
      Findfast)  because  shortcut to it is absent in the areas proposed in the answer for control.
      3. the answer does not point me to the place where I can see all the softs  which Win98 is going to load at
      startup.
      I know one place ( but  this place is not recommended in your answer and  it is not  relyable) :" MS System
      Information, Tools, System Configuration Utility,  Startup" . What should I do then ?
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I thought I know of all the areas. Any other startup files would probably be in the registry. I  would see about putting the application at the end of  the startup.
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