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[aprssig] delay program

Michael Mullikin w8ehh at CFL.RR.COM
Sun Aug 1 15:13:24 UTC 2004


Thanks to all that helped.  I think i got that problem sloved. and the 
programs are working great.  Thanks to all that responded with help and urls.
BUT Now i cnant get the computer to auto logon.  I have tried all the 
sugestions from microsoft automatic log on for windows xp. and it tells me 
that it cant log on.  system is xp with a di-604  router and printing share 
enabled for the computers (3 on line)  2 xp and 1 2000.  The 2000 works 
great but i wanted the xp computer to do the auto logon if power was out 
long enough for the ups to quit which can hapen here in florida.  Hi Hi
Any ideas
Thanks Mike

At 02:10 PM 7/31/2004, you wrote:
>Mike asked 29/07/2004 5:02:44 PM
>
> > A while back there was some discussion on delaying start up programs used
> > by AGW so that the packet engine would be fully loaded before the rest of
> > programs were run.
>
>Any reason you couldn't use a batch file to do the task? I'm pretty rusty 
>with batch files, but I played around with it for a while and came up with 
>something that worked all of the time in Windows XP Pro.. A search on 
>Google should list quite a few sites with help on the syntax used in batch 
>files. Some of the examples I found (using choice, sleep, timeout, etc.) 
>didn't work. It looks like they would only be supported with various 
>resource kits installed, or for CHOICE, a pre-XP version of Windows... I 
>think. I kept trying to do it all in a single batch file, but kept running 
>into snags depending on how many and which programs I was trying to start 
>this way. By using several batch files and calling the others from the 
>first batch file, it worked 100% of the time for me on my machine.
>
>@echo off
>call program1.bat
>PING 1.1.1.1 -n 3 -w 1000 > NUL
>call program2.bat
>call program3bat
>call program4.bat
>exit
>
>For it to work, the IP address must be non-existent. You could play around 
>with the numbers to make the time delay longer or shorter. This example 
>starts one program, creates a delay, and then starts the rest of the 
>required programs sequentially. You could create additional delays by 
>inserting copies of the "ping" command in between the other batch files 
>that are being called. The example should give you a 3 x 1000 ms delay 
>after starting the first program before opening the rest of them. If you 
>are working with a pre-XP version of Windows, you could use the choice 
>command instead to introduce a delay.
>
>My test file was C:\test.bat right in the root of the C: drive, but you 
>could place it anywhere, and the batch files that it was calling were also 
>in the C: drive, but could be anywhere by just modifying it like 
>this...  CALL PATH\PROGRAM2.BAT etc. If you end up with long file names 
>like "C:\Program Files\Long Folder Name\file.exe", the following should 
>work: "c:\progra~1\longfo~1\file.exe" etc.
>
>The other batch files contained things like this:
>@echo off
>start path\program
>
>or, if "program" was already in the path...
>@echo off
>start program
>
>I am sure that some more elegant and "high-tech" ways have been suggested, 
>but the lowly batch file seemed to work OK when I tried it.
>
>73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
>--
>"I may be lost but I know exactly where I am"
>
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