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Program not starting on restart or boot up
« on: September 18, 2010, 10:29:51 AM »

I have downloaded CircleDock0.9.2 alpha 8.2 and tried to carry out an install but there does not appear to be setup.exe, only circledock.exe in the downloaded zip folder. When I click on this, a box appears stating Run and I ran the program, and chose my settings etc but when I restarted, the program is not in program files or in c drive or saved anywhere. So I have to run the program everytime I turn my computer on. The settings are all saved but the program does not run on startup. Why will this be?

I have OS Windows 7 64bit

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Re: Program not starting on restart or boot up
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 11:21:43 AM »
Greetings weatherinaflash
glad to have you here at the Circle Dock forums and Donation coder.com  ;D

The current version of Circle Dock is standalone.
This means there is no installer, rather you must create a file and place the un-packaged software in it.

You can place the file in any directory you wish. I have mine in C:/Program Files (x86)/CircleDock.

Once you have placed your Circledock file, go into the file and make a shortcut of the CircleDock.exe

You can then place shortcut in the start up folder.

Now depending on your OS, this can be easy, or can get a little annoying.

Using Vista or 7 you will need to do the following:
First off you can not properly just drag and drop a shortcut to the start up folder, as everything you put in here will create a start on logon registry key, that being said it can still be done.

Right click on the CircleDock shortcut you just created and in the context menu click "cut"

Next open the Start Menu and click on "All Programs"
scroll down to the "Start Up" Folder and right click.
In the context menu Click "Explore"

Once the folder window has opened for the Start up folder., either go to edit and then click paste, or in the body of the window right click and in the context menu click paste.

Now you should get a question box to allow this, if you have your UAC turned on, it will ask for administration privileges.
Go ahead and allow.

Close the window, go back to the start menu, all programs, start up and open the file to ensure the CircleDock shortcut is there.

If it is, then restart your computer, and CD will be there upon boot.

If it is not in the folder, or does not come up on boot, let me know and we will go to the next phase.

Good Luck  :Thmbsup: