Rangecast FAQ
[FAQ-1072] How to prevent Rangecast from automatically launching on a PC when it boots


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OVERVIEW

To ensure reliable recovery of a Rangecast feed site in the event of a power failure, or if the PC automatically reboots for other reasons, a special file is placed in a Windows Startup folder triggering the launch of Rangecast software in the PC bootup process. To prevent Rangecast from automatically launching on a PC when it boots, delete this file.


BACKGROUND

When a PC boots up, Windows checks a special folder called Startup, and executes any programs found in that folder. This provides a way for various user-operated programs and services to automatically launch when the PC boots up.


METHOD

1. Press the Windows Start Menu button

2. Click on "All Programs"

3. Scroll down to the folder "Startup", and click on that folder

4. You should see a program called "rc-boot.bat". Right-click on this program, and select Delete.




5. Follow any system prompts confirming that you want to delete the file


EXCEPTIONS

If the PC has been configured to launch Rangecast via the Task Scheduler mechanism, then the file expected in the Startup folder will not be found. To prevent Rangecast from launching, the Task Scheduler configuration must be modified instead.


REFERENCE

To reverse this operation, open the Rangecast folder on the desktop, find the file "rc-boot.bat", and create a shortcut. Then move this shortcut to the Startup folder described in this page.


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Rangecast FAQ - ID 1072 - last updated 02 August 2017     Images shown - [block]