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I can make a program fire up at start up by dragging it to the start-menu->programs->startup-folder.

This program needs one of the windows services to be able to function correctly. Occasionally, at boot, this program experiences a problem that is somewhat specific to that required service (which is set to automatic) not being available.

I was wondering if this issue could be caused by the "startup" execution of the program getting started and requiring the service before the service has had a chance to start.

Is there a way to cause a program to start up after a delay to give the service a chance to get up and running?

Edited by donaldw: title change

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I think you are looking for this little freeware :)
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Startup-Delayer/1088376249/1

Hey, that's pretty cool. Thanks!

I'm trying to find a way to do it with just the OS so I don't have to add any more software (especially third party) but if I can't then this looks like it will work great.

It's either that or code a sleep/wait command into the software that's starting up to make it chill for a bit.

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