If the GPS is USB, it may be that the serial-USB drivers aren't loading without Explorer as the shell.
Just an idea.
With the help of this guide I was able to boot directly into Road Runner. Everything seemed to be working fine till I opened GPS and found out that for some reason GPS is not locking to any settelites. So I imported the orignal registry (with Explorer as shell) file and restarted the computer and everything started working again.
What could be the connection between GPS unit and explorer ? that it does not work when window boots directly to frontend ?
Any idea ?
found out the problem.
When booting with RR as shell, Xport does not load and because of that IGuidance does not work in RR. So to overcome this, I use Explorer (from Blue Devil Skin) and manually run Xport and that take cares of the problem.
Is there any other way to load Xport, when using RR as shell ? I've tried putting it in "Startup" but it does not work that way.