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Windows ME problems at startup


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I'm currently having real problems with my old computer currently (an old Tiny computer), its tunning ME and until now I've had few problems with it but after switching my monitor, mouse and keyboard between my old(er) computer and this I'm now having problems at startup, with the monitor only displaying in 640 x 480 with 16 colours. The mouse is also not recognised, except for two seconds where it appears as an eggtimer on the screen at the start, the keyboard is however recognised. I've checked that the mouse and keyboard are still working by booting up in safe mode and using a Ubuntu Linux live CD, both of which allowed me to use both, I'm unsure as to the problem, or how to sort it out now, and I was wondering if anyone had an idea of the problem, or how to sort it, any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Edited by fadingaway, 14 July 2006 - 08:37 AM.

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Go to my computer right click go to properties go to device manager
are there any yellow ! marks next to anything
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Unfortunately I can't do that as the mouse refuses to respond. :whistling:
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You can do it with the keyboard :-p Hit the windows key, which is right next to the ctrl and alt keys on the bottom left corner of the keyboard. That opens the start menu. Arrow up to settings> ctrl panel. arrow over to the system. Then do a quick 2 arrows or 3 or w/e over to the hardware tab. hit the tab key down to device manager. then tab once to highlight the computer name, arrow down through each one and hit the right arrow key to open the drop down + menus. There ya go bud! :-p
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Thanks man, should have remembered that :whistling:
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Hehe NP, Umm I dont really know where he was going with that. But ill try to help? lol
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Sorry I forget that not everyone knows keyboard short cuts
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Bleh, s'ok, I should have remembered, anyway, there's an exclamation mark next to the mouse, an old Microsoft for Tiny one. No exclamation marks to anything else though.
Ok, I think I've got it, I found this Microsoft knowledge base article: http://support.micro...om/?kbid=316544 which described my problem perfectly and led me to examine my system.ini file, while I'm almost certain shouldn't look the way it does, anyway, below is my complete system.ini file:


/*

'''Note:''' Anything that is not default-skin-specific can go into [[MediaWiki:Common.css]]

Tools: [http://uncyclopedia....s&smaxage=18000 reload cache] | [http://jigsaw.w3.org...&usermedium=all check w3c validation]

<pre><nowiki>*/

/* Bottom box borders. -Paulgb */
.pBody {
padding-top: 3px;
border-bottom: 1.4px solid rgb(170, 170, 170);
}

/* White borders for images on non-white backgrounds. Updated to only work when needed.
To use, add: <nowiki><div class="nonwhite">[[Image:Imagetag]]</div></nowiki> <!-- Ignore the <nowiki></nowiki> --> -Paulgb */
.nonwhite div.thumb {
border: none;
margin-top: 10px;
margin-bottom: 0px;
}
.nonwhite div.tleft { border: none; }
.nonwhite div.tright { margin-left: 13px; }

/* Forum formatting -Algorithm & -Splaka */
.forumheader { border: 1px solid #aaa; background-color: #f9f9f9; margin-top: 1em; padding: 12px; }
.forumlist td.forum_edited a { color: black; text-decoration: none }
.forumlist td.forum_title a { padding-left: 20px; }
.forumlist td.forum_title a.forum_new { font-weight: bold; background: url(/images/1/11/Newmsg.png) center left no-repeat; padding-left: 20px; }
.forumlist td.forum_title a.forum_new:visited { font-weight: normal; background: none; padding-left: 20px; }
.forumlist th.forum_title { padding-left: 20px; }

/* Maintenance formatting -Algorithm */
.expired td.forum_title a { font-weight: bold }
.expired td.forum_title a.forum_new { font-weight: normal }

/* custom namespace logos (still under testing, this only works on full namespaces) -Splaka */
/* Image: and Image_talk: */
body.ns-6 #p-logo a { background-image: url(/images/d/d5/Uncyclomedia_Commons.png) !important; }
body.ns-7 #p-logo a { background-image: url(/images/d/d5/Uncyclomedia_Commons.png) !important; }
/* UnNews: and UnNews_talk: */
body.ns-102 #p-logo a { background-image: url(/images/0/02/UnNews_Logo_Potato.png) !important; }
body.ns-103 #p-logo a { background-image: url(/images/0/02/UnNews_Logo_Potato.png) !important; }
/* Undictionary: and Undictionary_talk: */
body.ns-104 #p-logo a { background-image: url(/images/4/47/Undictionary_Logo_Text.png) !important; }
body.ns-105 #p-logo a { background-image: url(/images/4/47/Undictionary_Logo_Text.png) !important; }
/* Game: and Game_talk: */
body.ns-106 #p-logo a { background-image: url(

[boot]
*DisplayFallback=0

[Password Lists]
DEFAULT=C:\WINDOWS\DEFAU002.PWL

[drivers]

0 22=13 22

[TTFontDimenCache]
0 12=7 12
0 13=8 13
0 14=8 14
0 15=9 15
0 16=10 16
0 18=11 18
0 20=12 20
0 22=13 22

[drivers32]
msacm.l3acm=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\L3CODECA.ACM

Edited by fadingaway, 16 July 2006 - 03:48 PM.

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This is a typical Win ME system.ini file
[boot]
oemfonts.fon=vgaoem.fon
shell=Explorer.exe
system.drv=system.drv
user.exe=user.exe
gdi.exe=gdi.exe
sound.drv=mmsound.drv
dibeng.drv=dibeng.dll
comm.drv=comm.drv
mouse.drv=mouse.drv
keyboard.drv=keyboard.drv
*DisplayFallback=0
fonts.fon=vgasys.fon
fixedfon.fon=vgafix.fon
386Grabber=vgafull.3gr
display.drv=pnpdrvr.drv
drivers=mmsystem.dll

[keyboard]
keyboard.dll=
oemansi.bin=
subtype=
type=4

[boot.description]
system.drv=Standard PC
keyboard.typ=Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
mouse.drv=Standard mouse
aspect=100,96,96
display.drv=Intel® 82810E Graphics Controller 4.12.01.2604

[386Enh]
ebios=*ebios
woafont=dosapp.fon
mouse=*vmouse, msmouse.vxd
device=*dynapage
device=*VCD
device=*vpd
device=*int13
device=*enable
keyboard=*vkd
display=*vdd,*vflatd

[drivers32]
msacm.lhacm=lhacm.acm
VIDC.VDOM=vdowave.drv
msacm.msaudio1=msaud32.acm
msacm.sl_anet=sl_anet.acm
MSACM.imaadpcm=imaadp32.acm
MSACM.msadpcm=msadp32.acm
MSACM.msgsm610=msgsm32.acm
MSACM.msg711=msg711.acm
MSACM.trspch=tssoft32.acm
vidc.CVID=iccvid.dll
VIDC.IV31=ir32_32.dll
VIDC.IV32=ir32_32.dll
vidc.MSVC=msvidc32.dll
VIDC.MRLE=msrle32.dll
msacm.msg723=msg723.acm
vidc.M263=msh263.drv
vidc.M261=msh261.drv
VIDC.IV50=ir50_32.dll
msacm.iac2=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IAC25_32.AX
msacm.l3acm=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\L3CODECA.ACM

[NonWindowsApp]
TTInitialSizes=4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 22

[power.drv]

[drivers]
wavemapper=*.drv
MSACM.imaadpcm=*.acm
MSACM.msadpcm=*.acm
wave=mmsystem.dll
midi=mmsystem.dll

[iccvid.drv]

[mciseq.drv]

[mci]
cdaudio=mcicda.drv
sequencer=mciseq.drv
waveaudio=mciwave.drv
avivideo=mciavi.drv
videodisc=mcipionr.drv
vcr=mcivisca.drv
MPEGVideo=mciqtz.drv
MPEGVideo2=mciqtz.drv

[vcache]

[MSNP32]

[Password Lists]


[TTFontDimenCache]
0 4=2 4
0 5=3 5
0 6=4 6
0 7=4 7
0 8=5 8
0 9=5 9
0 10=6 10
0 11=7 11
0 12=7 12
0 13=8 13
0 14=8 14
0 15=9 15
0 16=10 16
0 18=11 18
0 20=12 20
0 22=13 22

Edited by peterm, 17 July 2006 - 05:29 PM.

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Thanks man, that fixed it straight off, just copied and pasted that straight in.
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Great news
Sorry about the keyboard shortcut part.
Any more problems you know where we are
Cheers
Peterm
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