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fast startup for laptop

hi,

I have a ton of programs that come up at boot up on my laptop, this is ok with me except when I'm running on batteries. I want to be able to setup another "login" so that I can boot my laptop fast.

How can I do this? I tried setting up a 2nd login but I couldn't find away to stop all of the programs from loading at startup for that one login.

thanks

J

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What I did.

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I use the hibernation feature and my laptop boots in some 22 seconds. This avoids the full reboot.
Bob

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Didn't work for me

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There is something wrong with that on my computer. If I try to use it the computer will never actually come back to a full working state.

J

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That's a fine clue why...

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That's a find clue why your full boot takes so long. Keep your hibernation failures in mind as you troubleshoot your machine. Also, how did this machine's maker get away with this failure?

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work around

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I would rather find a work around - like just setting up another login where all of the start programs aren't opening. Is this possible?

J

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Startup group is per user...

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You didn't tell me why you didn't try another user account. Since the items in the startup group are per user there is nothing for me to add to this.
Bob

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new user

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I thought I had said that in my original post. But when you make a new user on XP Pro - it still puts all of the programs in "my" startup group into the new users login. If this is not normal then is there a way to fix this?
I have XP pro service pak 2(build 2600)

J

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Since you can control that...

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It's normal and then you control that startup group for that user. Maybe I missed it that you wanted to find a tutorial on this folder?
Bob

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PS. A quick note about the startup folders.

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Yes there are 2. One for ALL USERS and another per USER. Right click on the Start button and you may see Explore All Users and you can also explore your current user...

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