How to load WZC first in XP startup process?

September 11, 2010 at 10:35:22
Specs: Windows XP
I did a re-install of Windows, and since then, my G-mail Notifier tries to check my e-mail before my Wifi connection is established- resulting in an error. Then about 15 seconds later, it will finally connect, and then I can select to have it re-check for an Internet Connection. It's a small, but annoying, boot-up annoyance. My browser also starts in offline mode.

What's more is, the wireless network notification in the tray doesn't even appear while I'm waiting, to even say it's disconnected, it just looks as if I have no wireless adapter at all for those 15 seconds. Considering 15 seconds is how long it takes my PC to boot to desktop, it's like I'm waiting twice as long for my PC to be internet usable.

Is there a way I can advance the priority during start up for loading the wireless adapter driver? Would the necessary service be the Wireless Zero Configuration service, or would it be something else?

Athlon XP 3200 Barton Core
nVidia Quadro4 980XGL 128MB
1GB PC3200
Windows XP Professional SP2
BenQ 24" FP241W LCD


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#1
September 12, 2010 at 23:24:42
I am only going to deal with one issue at a time.

"G-mail Notifier"

Give us a link, so we know which one you are talking about.


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#2
September 13, 2010 at 07:57:53
I didn't think there was more than one.

http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-hel...

Athlon XP 3200 Barton Core
nVidia Quadro4 980XGL 128MB
1GB PC3200
Windows XP Professional SP2
BenQ 24" FP241W LCD


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#3
September 13, 2010 at 17:20:52
"didn't think there was more than one"
3 pages here, you made it more complicated by not giving us the correct name > G-mail Notifier should have been Gmail Notifier.
http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-search...

I downloaded the file & it has an option not to load at startup.

You can play around with your statups with this.

Startup Control Panel
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Here are a couple of other programs to look at. Maybe your requirements will be met with some or all of this info.

Startup Delayer
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://r2.com.au/index.php?page=1
http://www.r2.com.au/software.php?p...

JockerSoft Startup Delayer
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.jockersoft.com/english/s...


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#4
September 13, 2010 at 18:20:38
Johnw, are you always such a curmudgeon when it comes to answering an inquiry? I apologize that I wasn't more specific with reference to the Gmail Notifier. I just assumed the app was common knowledge, much like, "Word" or "Flash". Typically, I don't bother being more specific, unless whatever I refer to isn't the first hit on a Google search (sans hyphen or not).

I'd ask you to school me in how I might better shape my questions, so as not to offend your practicalities, but I am not sure why I'd want to subject myself to such review if it will only insult me.

Manners aside, you came to my aid quite effectively. The Startup Delayer 2.5 Build 138 by r2 Studios worked perfectly for my needs. I like to have the Gmail Notifier run upon start-up. The startup delay program allowed me to delay the start-up by 15 seconds, enough time for my Wifi connection to establish before it tries to ping Google. The program also runs invisibly, so as not clutter my system tray.

Thank you for your help!

Athlon XP 3200 Barton Core
nVidia Quadro4 980XGL 128MB
1GB PC3200
Windows XP Professional SP2
BenQ 24" FP241W LCD


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#5
September 13, 2010 at 18:42:09
Err...cool down folks!

Just for info:

Another way to insert a slight delay is to run exe's as a shortcut from "All Programs/Startup" rather than the registry. This also gets delayed further because only registry startups use Prefetch. If you can find the exe for Gmail Notifier it could still be worth a try. In fact the slowest option (marginally) is to put a shortcut from the user group rather than admin, so that it actually goes in:

C:\Documents and settings\<your username>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Of course you would "first" have to disable it from the registry but this could be done temporarily by unticking it in msconfig. After bootup you would end up with two entries in msconfig while you are trying it - one ticked, one unticked.

Note that I am assuming Gmail Notifier starts from the registry but I don't really know the program very well.

If it doesn't help, reverse the msconfig ticks then delete the shortcut.

I did once try startup delayer. Sure, it works but for my particular purposes I found myself fiddling around with it forever, gave up and used the above approach instead. Lot of words but actually quite simple to do.

EDIT:
Any chance that with the previous install you had Write Cache enabled on the C drive? It can make a world of difference to preventing startups fighting with each other - but that's another long story LOL.

Ms Hulot goes horse riding


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