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Need some help with this one. I have a shortcut to a script in the users 'documents and settings\user\start menu\startup' to automatically start on a warm or cold boot. After the script is launched how do I stop it from executing its process until Windows XP has finished starting all services and programs it processes in Startup?

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Need some help with this one. I have a shortcut to a script in the users 'documents and settings\user\start menu\startup' to automatically start on a warm or cold boot. After the script is launched how do I stop it from executing its process until Windows XP has finished starting all services and programs it processes in Startup?

Try putting Sleep(20000) at the beginning of the script. That will pause your script for 20 seconds. Trial and error to get the time right. If you have anyway of knowing what the last or close to last process will be you could also try ProcessWait Edited by GEOSoft

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Try putting Sleep(20000) at the beginning of the script. That will pause your script for 20 seconds. Trial and error to get the time right. If you have anyway of knowing what the last or close to last process will be you could also try ProcessWait

I have written this sleep statement so that I can change the time delay in an INI file without having to change and recompile the script.

$var4 = IniRead(@ScriptDir&"\nameofscript.ini", "countdown", "countd", "10")

$t = 0

Do

sleep(1000)

$t = $t + 1

Until $t = $Var4

A preferred process would be to have a delay based on waiting for is the 'Wireless Network Connection with Status = 'Connected' to occur

Cheers :"> Ant

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I have written this sleep statement so that I can change the time delay in an INI file without having to change and recompile the script.

$var4 = IniRead(@ScriptDir&"\nameofscript.ini", "countdown", "countd", "10")

$t = 0

Do

sleep(1000)

$t = $t + 1

Until $t = $Var4

A preferred process would be to have a delay based on waiting for is the 'Wireless Network Connection with Status = 'Connected' to occur

Cheers :"> Ant

Get the pid of the process (I think it's a service) and use

Do

Sleep(1000)

Until ProcessExists(PID)

Someone also posted a script to determine if there is an active internet connection. You could try that.


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Get the pid of the process (I think it's a service) and use

Do

Sleep(1000)

Until ProcessExists(PID)

Someone also posted a script to determine if there is an active internet connection. You could try that.

Could not find the script that you mentioned.

This is probably a solution which gets the public IP address or returns -1

#include <Inet.au3>

$PublicIP = _GetIP()

MsgBox(0, "IP Address", "Your IP Address is: " & $PublicIP)

If you start the script with no network connectivity and you then repair the network connection while routine does detect the public IP address and break out of the loop.

This does not work

#include <Inet.au3>

$PublicIP = _GetIP()

while 1

if $PublicIP = -1 then

MsgBox(0, "IP Address", "You are not connected")

Sleep(1000)

end if

wend

MsgBox(0, "IP Address", "Your IP Address is: " & $PublicIP)

exit

This works

$IsCon=DllCall("WinInet.dll","int","InternetGetConnectedState","int_ptr",0,"int",0)

while $iscon[0] = 0

Sleep(1000)

$IsCon=DllCall("WinInet.dll","int","InternetGetConnectedState","int_ptr",0,"int",0)

wend

MsgBox(0, "Network connected:",$iscon[0])

exit

Edited by anixon

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