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Program in start-up folder doesn't start..

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Program in start-up folder doesn't start..


    Hi,

    This is my first post on this forum. I've been searching for a solution for my problem for a couple of days and found nothing, so I hope I can find some answers here.

    I'm trying to make a certain program (a game, actually) to run as soon as I boot the computer. So, I don't want to click on anything to make it run, just press the power button on the pc, boot and the program should then automatically start.
    I thought this was easily done by placing the shortcut in the startup folder, yet it doesn't appear to do anything. When I go to task manager and check the startup programs the program I added is there, yet it doesn't start.
    There's nothing wrong with the program itself cause it works just fine when I click the shortcut... But I still have to click it.

    This is very frustrating as every source I've checked tells me it should do as I intended.
    Any help here would be very much appreciated.

    Greetings,
    Enclose

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    This thread discusses your exact situation in great detail with lots of suggestions and a few alternatives fixes as well. Check it out and let us know if it helps you. Cheers!

    Programs not opening on startup
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  3. #3


    You could try scheduling a task (the app or whatever) to run at logon ...
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  4. #4


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    I would go with Superflys recomendation and use task scheduler to start the program when you log in.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thank you very, very much. Task Scheduler works!
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  6. #6


    You are welcome ... happy days!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    @OP: That task scheduler fix was clearly identified in the post I recommended. did you read it?

    @Superfly and @Wullail: Did either or both of you know that fix off the top of your heads or did you have research it (like I did)? Just curious to know so I can entertain adding either one or both of you to my Guru list. Also, did either of you read that linked post as well?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    I've used that option often myself.
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  9. #9


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I never posted because you had it covered.
    I use task scheduler to open explorer.exe on Startup to bypass the metro screen.
    A useful tool.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    I've used that option often myself.
    OK; thanks for that. I've never had to use it so I guess that's why I had to research it.
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