That’s right, Ba-otch
In further attempts to manage my start-up problems, I’ve cuta bunch of stuff from my startup routine and created two batch files instead. One of them runs the two programs I need for my scanner, so I only load them if I need to use the scanner. The other batch file runs my Internet-related programs, vis-a-vis my firewall, anti-virus, pop-up blocker and instant messenger. This should make my initial start-up a bit faster and free up resources if I don’t want to use Photoshop and I don’t need to be on the internet.