Mike J. offers this tip relating to locking out the Shift key when
starting Windows 2000.
"Regarding getting Startup programs to run even if the shift key is
held down, the way to do this is to run the programs using 'Run' in
the registry. Click Start, Run, type regedit, and press Enter. Now,
Create a string key named according to the program you want. Make
the string value equal to the full path of the program and include
any parameters you wish to pass.
"Once you've placed the programs here, you can remove them from the
startup group. They'll run at every logon, Shift key or no Shift
Thanks for the tip, Mike.
An easy way to do this without using RegEdit is to download a freeware
utility called RunServices. This program allows you to add and remove
programs from the registry 'Run' key.
You can get a copy of RunServices at http://www.softinca.nnov.ru/rs/.