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Earthworm Windows 2000 Autostart

(last revised 5 May, 2003)

Following are steps needed to have earthworm (EW) start up automatically when a PC running Windows 2000 Workstation boots up.

Note: Selecting menu choices is denoted as follows:


This would mean that the Start menu is to be selected first, then Programs, etc.

  • Create the autostart file: c:\earthworm\run\params\autostart_ew_2000.cmd

You can use word pad or a similar application to make this file.

This file should contain the following lines:

call ew_nt.cmd call startstop.exe

(NOTE: You can also use your existing windows NT autostart file if you have one)

  • After you save this file right click on the icon and chose create shortcut
  • Move the shortcut you created to: C:->Doccuments and Settings->All Users->Start Menu->Programs->Startup
  • Reboot your computer to test


Whenever a new version of Earthworm is installed, or a new configuration directory is desired, the autostart script must be updated. Basically, the file autostart_ew_nt.cmd mentioned above consists of the main command file ew_nt.cmd (which is located in the params directory of the current configuration), with the addition of the startstop command which starts earthworm automatically. Therefore, whenever ANY changes are made to the local of the active ew_nt.cmd, the autostart_ew_nt.cmd file should be update.