one click - launch multiple apps

Posted on 2000-03-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
I would like to create a script/icon that can launch at least two windows programs and launch two MSDOS programs also.
I've tried making a batch file and it successfully launches the 2 windows programs, and 1 of the 2 MSDOS programs, but the next MSDOS program never gets launched.  
Does Win98 have some scripting that could handle this?

Question by:Calibus
  • 2

Accepted Solution

SemperPhi earned 50 total points
ID: 2605718
if you have windows 98 use the

START.EXE in front of the command...
it should work in batch file... i've
done it with my own autorun.inf files
as well on my cd's.

Expert Comment

ID: 2605723
also the /c filename

should work...

Expert Comment

ID: 2605810
Try "calling" the dos programs.  That is, in your batch file use:
call <program1>
call <program2>
instead of just using

The "call" causes one batch program to run another and return.  Without it, the first program "exits" when the second starts, ignoring whatever remains in the first program.


Author Comment

ID: 2613587
the start command works great!
Thanks a heap!!

Featured Post

Why spend so long doing email signature updates?

Do you spend loads of your time carrying out email signature updates? Not very interesting are they? Don’t let signature updates get you down. Let Exclaimer Cloud - Signatures for Office 365 make managing email signatures a breeze.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Computers reporting Windows patches applied 14 81
egit plugin on eclipse 8 41
Flashplayer.hta Download 1 30
Why pdf file doesn't open ? 7 50
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now