how do i run a program before or at the time of win xp booting / during login screen

hi, i am using m2sys biometrics m2s1scanner,the problem now is if the fingerprint scanner is not connected, we can manually press a hot key & can manually give username &password , now i want to run a program at the same time and the winlogon scrren will open  where we can give the username & password , now how do i run a program at that juncture, early response is appreciated
varun27Asked:
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sonchoyCommented:
I think this is the best solution for you:
http://www.faqts.com/knowledge_base/view.phtml/aid/33457
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varun27Author Commented:
let me see  will get back
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varun27Author Commented:
hey sonchoy what u send me are the links to start a program after window has booted , i want to run the program before win xp boots preferably at login screen

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sonchoyCommented:
Have you tried that? Cause
When a user is logging on to Windows, the startup sound is played, the shell (usually Explorer.exe) is loaded from the [boot] section of the SYSTEM.INI file, and startup items are loaded.

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sonchoyCommented:
If you think you can play with windows registry, read this
http://www.ss64.com/nt/reg.html
then go to
start>run>   type regedit then click enter. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>MICROSOFT>WINDOWS>CURRENT VERSION>RUNONCE/RUNSERVICES

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michkoCommented:
There are two registry keys where items can start before login:

Before Logon
1)  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
2)  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

From the following link:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/28707372/-startup-programs.aspx


I also did find this program, Advanced Startup Manager, that says it can do what you're asking.  However, I will state right up front that I have not used this program - AND, it only received a 2.33 out of 5 rating (of course, there were only 3 votes).
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/downloads/startup_manager_program_software/
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sonchoyCommented:
...lol.....
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varun27Author Commented:
HI MICHKO,
THIS IS A VERY INFORMATIVE LINK, I WILL CHECK & GET BACK TO U
THANKS
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3_SCommented:
create group policy and add script to start program to the Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\startup
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