startup routine

startup routine

A routine that is executed when the computer is booted or when an application is loaded. It is used to customize the environment for its associated software. See Startup folder.
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Forcing you to go through a five-minute startup routine every time your computer crashes while you're creating a three-minute memo.
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Optional microprocessor controller offers color CRT, graphic displays of measured data, automatic startup routines, master/slave control of main and auxiliary systems, storage of production data, and interface to higher-level factory-control systems.