How to selectively allow or disallow dlls on startup

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by WallisHall, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. WallisHall

    WallisHall n00b

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    About a year ago, I remember finding a command that placed my computer into a diagnostic mode for startup. It allowed me to either run a DLL or skip it on startup.

    Unfortunately I do not recall what that mode is, nor how to enter it anymore... and of course have need of it again. Can anyone recall its name?

    Thank you,
     
  2. altcon

    altcon Guest

    I think its the command prompt option when you press F8 before XP boots.
    It names each file/batch and asks whether to load it or not.
    Not too sure though, I've rarely used it.
     
  3. Grimmda

    Grimmda 2[H]4U

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  4. zeplar

    zeplar Limp Gawd

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    Just wanted to make sure, you weren't thinking of msconfig, were you? I've seen a scant few DLLs loaded via RUNDLL32 in the registry keys msconfig manipulates.
     
  5. pigster

    pigster [H]ard|Gawd

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    Windows 98 and Me had an option for step-by-step confirmation on startup, you would find it by booting and pressing F8.