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    Help with minlogon and booting directly into frontend

    Well the carPC is almost ready for installation. Software is perfect except for one little bug during shutdown. Im running XP corp with SP2. Im running minlogon instead of winlogon. I did the registry edit so i boot (very fast i might add) into roadrunner. From cold boot to playing music im at sub 15 secong mark. 2 partitions, 1 for O.S. & program files, another for media. Only problem comes when i try to exit or shutdown. When I exit roadrunner, windows automatically and instantly restarts the rr.exe process. Same goes for when I try to shutdown. Roadrunner process is restarted and gives me an error message that "rr.exe could not be restarted because the window manager is shutting down" It still shuts down but i want it to shutdown clean. I dont like error messages popping up when i shutdown. Does anyone have any ideas how i can prevent windows from trying to restart this process when i 'exit' from the rr gui? Or can I edit anr roadrunner config files so that it shuts down clean. Thanks in advance for any advise. Ive been trying to figure this out for a few days now.

    Oh yeah shutdown is also about 3-4 seconds

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    Sorry, I can't help you, but I do have a question: what hardware are you using? That's a quick bootup!

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    If RR is set as your shell, Windows will restart it instantly when you kill it (That goes for any app including explorer). The app needs to know how to safely closes its self when Windows sends a shutdown signal. Also the app must know how to send a shutdown signal in order to shutdown correctly.
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    try setting a DWORD value called AutoRestartShell to 0 under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

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    Thank you SFiorito! I will try this when I get home from work. I figured you would probably know, I'm successfully running minlogon - thanks to some of your earlier research posts about the subject. Minlogon is def. the best thing ive done to reduce boot times. Thanks again ill post later on to let ya know if this solves my bug.
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    which hardware have you installed?

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    sorry..i didn't see it. Anyway, you're very fast. I'd like to have your image....or at least know exactly what you did. I have same hardware except 256 mb instead of 512

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    Well the 'autorestartshell' DWORD value does not seem to work with minlogon. Im still experiencing the same effects. It seems a lot of others are experiencing the same. Im still doing research to see if there is a work-around. Ill let you guys know, or if any one finds a solution please let me know! Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si
    Im running minlogon instead of winlogon. I did the registry edit so i boot (very fast i might add) into roadrunner.
    May I know which registry edit? There's so many. If you can link to the actual post that would be more helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by masch
    May I know which registry edit? There's so many. If you can link to the actual post that would be more helpful
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    try setting a DWORD value called AutoRestartShell to 0 under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

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