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    USB accesories don't work running RR from shell

    I used the shell registry change to get road runner starting as shell, but my powermate (and all usb accesories) won't work once returning from hibernate or resume. how can I get them to re-initialize when RR starts? I want:
    RR to run upon start (or resume)
    and the powermate to accept commands.
    How can I get this to work?
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    I finally figured it out. Running from a shell was ****ing me off because my usb devices just arent being started when explorer.exe is not running, and it's a pain to re-initialize explorer if you need to fix something. So I went about it a different way:

    1- Download and install a free program called Startup Control Panel.
    Set Roadrunner (or your frontend of choice) as a startup program.

    2- Get rid of desktop icons. I did this using a registry hack:

    Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer \Advanced
    Name: HideIcons
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 1

    If I need to get to a program, I just use the start button on the taskbar, (which is set to auto-hide) Then I set the desktop background color to black.

    When the computer starts, I get the VIA bios logo, then black screen, then roadrunner pops up and music begins to play. I also set "hide taskbar", "hide desktop" and "hide pointer" in the RRconfig settings.
    All my usb devices work, and I can get into windows easily.






    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kba...ktopIcons.html
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