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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 1:02:44 AM

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I am trying to write a batch file that will open 3 programs on my hard
drive.
I am running Win XP home. Here's the batch file


::start.bat
::starts multiple programs
::
@echo off

"C:\Program Files\QuickVerse Sermon Builder 4\qvsb4.exe"
"C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Winpointer\WinPointer.exe"
"C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe"

what happens is that it will load the first program but will not load the
second one until the first one is closed. When I close the second program
the 3rd program will then load.

How do I get all three to load at once?

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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 1:02:45 AM

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start "" "C:\Program Files\QuickVerse Sermon Builder 4\qvsb4.exe"
start "" "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Winpointer\WinPointer.exe"
start "" "C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe"

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"Brad Morris" wrote:
|I am trying to write a batch file that will open 3 programs on my hard
| drive.
| I am running Win XP home. Here's the batch file
|
|
| ::start.bat
| ::starts multiple programs
| ::
| @echo off
|
| "C:\Program Files\QuickVerse Sermon Builder 4\qvsb4.exe"
| "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Winpointer\WinPointer.exe"
| "C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe"
|
| what happens is that it will load the first program but will not load the
| second one until the first one is closed. When I close the second program
| the 3rd program will then load.
|
| How do I get all three to load at once?
|
|
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 3:29:11 AM

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Ah. I had tried the start in the batch but was not including the double
quote before the paht/program. thanks for that!
"Dave Patrick" <DSPatrick@nOsPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23eLhKtosFHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> start "" "C:\Program Files\QuickVerse Sermon Builder 4\qvsb4.exe"
> start "" "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine
> Utilities\Winpointer\WinPointer.exe"
> start "" "C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe"
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "Brad Morris" wrote:
> |I am trying to write a batch file that will open 3 programs on my hard
> | drive.
> | I am running Win XP home. Here's the batch file
> |
> |
> | ::start.bat
> | ::starts multiple programs
> | ::
> | @echo off
> |
> | "C:\Program Files\QuickVerse Sermon Builder 4\qvsb4.exe"
> | "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Winpointer\WinPointer.exe"
> | "C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe"
> |
> | what happens is that it will load the first program but will not load
> the
> | second one until the first one is closed. When I close the second
> program
> | the 3rd program will then load.
> |
> | How do I get all three to load at once?
> |
> |
>
>
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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 7:33:07 AM

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You're welcome.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Brad Morris" wrote:
| Ah. I had tried the start in the batch but was not including the double
| quote before the paht/program. thanks for that!
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 4:22:58 PM

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Type start in help.

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"Brad Morris" <bradmorris@mchsi.com> wrote in message news:%23wtnScosFHA.1328@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I am trying to write a batch file that will open 3 programs on my hard
> drive.
> I am running Win XP home. Here's the batch file
>
>
> ::start.bat
> ::starts multiple programs
> ::
> @echo off
>
> "C:\Program Files\QuickVerse Sermon Builder 4\qvsb4.exe"
> "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Winpointer\WinPointer.exe"
> "C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe"
>
> what happens is that it will load the first program but will not load the
> second one until the first one is closed. When I close the second program
> the 3rd program will then load.
>
> How do I get all three to load at once?
>
>
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 3:23:27 PM

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On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 21:02:44 -0500 in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Brad Morris favored us with...
> I am running Win XP home. Here's the batch file
> "C:\Program Files\QuickVerse Sermon Builder 4\qvsb4.exe"
> "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Winpointer\WinPointer.exe"
> "C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe"

You need the command START at the beginning of each line.

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Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
"And if you're afraid of butter, which many people are nowa-
days, (long pause) you just put in cream." --Julia Child
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 3:26:27 PM

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On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 12:22:58 +1000 in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, favored us with...

> "Brad Morris" <bradmorris@mchsi.com> wrote in message news:%23wtnScosFHA.1328@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >I am trying to write a batch file that will open 3 programs on my hard
> > drive.
> > I am running Win XP home. Here's the batch file
> > "C:\Program Files\QuickVerse Sermon Builder 4\qvsb4.exe"
> > "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Winpointer\WinPointer.exe"
> > "C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe"
> > what happens is that it will load the first program but will not load the
> > second one until the first one is closed. When I close the second program
> > the 3rd program will then load.
> >
> > How do I get all three to load at once?
>

> Type start in help.

You really ought to try your own advice before you post it.

Out of curiosity, I did type "start" (no quotes) in Help, and I got
15 topics, NOT ONE of which actually helped with the OP's question.

To get help on the START command, you need to search "command-line
reference" (no quotes, but you need the hyphen!), then select
Command-line reference A-Z
then select S and Start.

It seems unfortunate that one can't get help on a command by just
typing the command name in Help and Support. (Of course there's
"START /?" from the prompt, but that doesn't let you scroll back and
forth.) What I did, once I finally found "Command-line reference A-
Z", was to create a shortcut to it in my Start Menu. The shortcut
target is

%systemroot%\hh.exe Ms-its:%systemroot%\help\ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
"And if you're afraid of butter, which many people are nowa-
days, (long pause) you just put in cream." --Julia Child
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 4:39:45 PM

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Hi Stan, increase the screen buffer for CMD properties and then you can
scroll back and forth.

Stan Brown wrote:

> On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 12:22:58 +1000 in
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, favored us with...
>
>
>>"Brad Morris" <bradmorris@mchsi.com> wrote in message news:%23wtnScosFHA.1328@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>I am trying to write a batch file that will open 3 programs on my hard
>>>drive.
>>>I am running Win XP home. Here's the batch file
>>>"C:\Program Files\QuickVerse Sermon Builder 4\qvsb4.exe"
>>>"C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Winpointer\WinPointer.exe"
>>>"C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe"
>>>what happens is that it will load the first program but will not load the
>>>second one until the first one is closed. When I close the second program
>>>the 3rd program will then load.
>>>
>>>How do I get all three to load at once?
>>
>
>>Type start in help.
>
>
> You really ought to try your own advice before you post it.
>
> Out of curiosity, I did type "start" (no quotes) in Help, and I got
> 15 topics, NOT ONE of which actually helped with the OP's question.
>
> To get help on the START command, you need to search "command-line
> reference" (no quotes, but you need the hyphen!), then select
> Command-line reference A-Z
> then select S and Start.
>
> It seems unfortunate that one can't get help on a command by just
> typing the command name in Help and Support. (Of course there's
> "START /?" from the prompt, but that doesn't let you scroll back and
> forth.) What I did, once I finally found "Command-line reference A-
> Z", was to create a shortcut to it in my Start Menu. The shortcut
> target is
>
> %systemroot%\hh.exe Ms-its:%systemroot%\help\ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm
>
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 7:18:30 AM

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6th entry on the second tab.

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http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
=================================================
"Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message news:MPG.1d88d0af4bddc0c2989715@news.individual.net...
> On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 12:22:58 +1000 in
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, favored us with...
>
>> "Brad Morris" <bradmorris@mchsi.com> wrote in message news:%23wtnScosFHA.1328@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >I am trying to write a batch file that will open 3 programs on my hard
>> > drive.
>> > I am running Win XP home. Here's the batch file
>> > "C:\Program Files\QuickVerse Sermon Builder 4\qvsb4.exe"
>> > "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Winpointer\WinPointer.exe"
>> > "C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe"
>> > what happens is that it will load the first program but will not load the
>> > second one until the first one is closed. When I close the second program
>> > the 3rd program will then load.
>> >
>> > How do I get all three to load at once?
>>
>
>> Type start in help.
>
> You really ought to try your own advice before you post it.
>
> Out of curiosity, I did type "start" (no quotes) in Help, and I got
> 15 topics, NOT ONE of which actually helped with the OP's question.
>
> To get help on the START command, you need to search "command-line
> reference" (no quotes, but you need the hyphen!), then select
> Command-line reference A-Z
> then select S and Start.
>
> It seems unfortunate that one can't get help on a command by just
> typing the command name in Help and Support. (Of course there's
> "START /?" from the prompt, but that doesn't let you scroll back and
> forth.) What I did, once I finally found "Command-line reference A-
> Z", was to create a shortcut to it in my Start Menu. The shortcut
> target is
>
> %systemroot%\hh.exe Ms-its:%systemroot%\help\ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm
>
> --
> Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
> http://OakRoadSystems.com/
> "And if you're afraid of butter, which many people are nowa-
> days, (long pause) you just put in cream." --Julia Child
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 7:18:31 AM

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On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 03:18:30 +1000 in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, favored us with...

> "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message news:MPG.1d88d0af4bddc0c2989715@news.individual.net...
> > On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 12:22:58 +1000 in
> > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, favored us with...
> >
> >> Type start in help.
> >
> > You really ought to try your own advice before you post it.
> >
> > Out of curiosity, I did type "start" (no quotes) in Help, and I got
> > 15 topics, NOT ONE of which actually helped with the OP's question.

> 6th entry on the second tab.

"Windows XP Product Activation Privacy Policy". Doesn't seem to have
a lot to do with the START command.

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Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com
A: Maybe because some people are too annoyed by top-posting.
Q: Why do I not get an answer to my question(s)?
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
!