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Addt'l misc. drivers load [DOS format] After OS Boots

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    drouin8 Guest

    Addt'l misc. drivers load [DOS format] After OS Boots

    Just when I expect my desktop page to appear (ie - after all the startup
    processes, machinations, voodoo, etc.), I get a full screen, in DOS format of
    addition system32 drivers that apparently never loaded with the rest of
    them?!?

    This is a Vista Ultimate OS on a Celeron M laptop with 2.0G RAM and 120 HD.
    Vista Ultimate was preinstalled as was the additional gig of RAM.

    System worked "fine" until recently with the advent of the additional
    drivers seeming to load "after the fact" or at least "out of order". System
    is somewhat slower (not much) and I cannot identify any precipitating event
    which would have caused the addt'l drivers loading anomaly.

    Finally, seems like there is no place in Control Panel (as in all prior
    editions) to "repair" the OS installation.

    Any help is more than greatly appreciated!!!!!

    Doug

    ---------------------
    "Should have gone with Red Hat years ago when I had the chance!"

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  3. #2


    Andrew McLaren Guest

    Re: Addt'l misc. drivers load [DOS format] After OS Boots

    "drouin8" <drouin8@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote ...
    > Just when I expect my desktop page to appear (ie - after all the startup
    > processes, machinations, voodoo, etc.), I get a full screen, in DOS format
    > of
    > addition system32 drivers that apparently never loaded with the rest of
    > them?!?


    Hi Doug

    It doesn't sound very familiar. Do you get any descriptive text with this
    list of drivers? Something like "Warning: these are the drivers which failed
    to load" or similar? If so, please tell us the exact text.

    However, it sounds more like your system has gone into "No GUI Boot" mode
    (maybe because it is unhappy about a new driver). The way to configure this
    is via the MSConfig utility.

    At a command prompt, run teh command "msaconfig".
    Enter administrator credentials if necessary
    The "System Configuration" applet (msconfig) will appear.
    Under General tab, select Normal Startup
    Select teh Boot tab
    Deselect Safe oot, if it is selected
    Deselect No GUI Boot, if selected
    Press Apply
    Reboot.
    If everything works fine, run MSConfig again and this time, check teh "make
    changes permanent" checkbox.

    > System worked "fine" until recently with the advent of the additional
    > drivers seeming to load "after the fact" or at least "out of order".
    > System


    So, what were the drivers in question? What device? What makes you think
    they 're loading "after the fact"? Some description and details would help a
    lot, here!!! (if the above msconfig step doesn't fix teh problem outright).

    > "Should have gone with Red Hat years ago when I had the chance!"


    Nah. Maybe Fedora; but Redhat per se have long since left the desktop
    market. Ubuntu is the distro I'd recommend.

    --
    Andrew McLaren
    amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    drouin8 Guest

    Re: Addt'l misc. drivers load [DOS format] After OS Boots

    Andrew...Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! You have SOLVED this problem.
    Somewhere in my selects, deselects, et al (I still do not possess the vast
    vocabulary of terms needed to exactly explain what it is that I want to say)
    I undid the gui or redid it.....whatever! I took your advice, followed your
    direction to the tee. Lo and behold after the next reboot my laptop is
    working just as it did prior to my "screwing with the startup commands,
    scripts, programs, and whatever else you could call them".

    I am now One Happy Camper again! Of course this does not mean that I still
    have no other issues with things that go "bump" inside this laptop but
    somehow just getting back to first base was very refreshing.

    Again...mucho appreciado for your input and insights.

    Doug

    "Andrew McLaren" wrote:

    > "drouin8" <drouin8@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote ...
    > > Just when I expect my desktop page to appear (ie - after all the startup
    > > processes, machinations, voodoo, etc.), I get a full screen, in DOS format
    > > of
    > > addition system32 drivers that apparently never loaded with the rest of
    > > them?!?

    >
    > Hi Doug
    >
    > It doesn't sound very familiar. Do you get any descriptive text with this
    > list of drivers? Something like "Warning: these are the drivers which failed
    > to load" or similar? If so, please tell us the exact text.
    >
    > However, it sounds more like your system has gone into "No GUI Boot" mode
    > (maybe because it is unhappy about a new driver). The way to configure this
    > is via the MSConfig utility.
    >
    > At a command prompt, run teh command "msaconfig".
    > Enter administrator credentials if necessary
    > The "System Configuration" applet (msconfig) will appear.
    > Under General tab, select Normal Startup
    > Select teh Boot tab
    > Deselect Safe oot, if it is selected
    > Deselect No GUI Boot, if selected
    > Press Apply
    > Reboot.
    > If everything works fine, run MSConfig again and this time, check teh "make
    > changes permanent" checkbox.
    >
    > > System worked "fine" until recently with the advent of the additional
    > > drivers seeming to load "after the fact" or at least "out of order".
    > > System

    >
    > So, what were the drivers in question? What device? What makes you think
    > they 're loading "after the fact"? Some description and details would help a
    > lot, here!!! (if the above msconfig step doesn't fix teh problem outright).
    >
    > > "Should have gone with Red Hat years ago when I had the chance!"

    >
    > Nah. Maybe Fedora; but Redhat per se have long since left the desktop
    > market. Ubuntu is the distro I'd recommend.
    >
    > --
    > Andrew McLaren
    > amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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