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Found startup problem in Win.ini using msconfig...now what?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by OldHead, Dec 20, 2005.

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  1. OldHead

    OldHead Thread Starter

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    I recently began having problems when restarting- 90% of desktop icons were gone,
    replaced with generic program icons then, after a few seconds, windows explorer
    would crash. When starting in safe mode the icons reappeared , so I used msconfig
    /selective startup to quickly (lol) determine the cause. It's in a file called *[annie] with the item *'Frame Rate=666666' (*see below) the apparent culprit. With only this item disabled, startup appears to be OK.

    [annie]
    CaptureFile=
    VideoDevice=0
    AudioDevice=0
    ;msconfig FrameRate=666666
    UseFrameRate=1
    CaptureAudio=1
    WantPreview=1
    MasterStream=-1

    My question is how and what should I do with this so I can resume normal
    restart ( I'm still in selective startup )?

    Also, any ideas on what [annie] could be for?

    If I have to delete anything from the Win.ini file, do I just open it with Notepad and edit or delete or do I need to Regedit as well?

    I use XP Pro-SP2 w/NOD32,Trojan Hunter, MS Antispyware, Spysweeper, WinPatrol, Firefox 1.5 -auto-updated and regularly run.

    Thanks for your time and consideration!

    Season's Greetings,

    Jeff
     
  2. ohheck

    ohheck

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    google turns up many people with that in their win.ini - i think it may be related to ati cards
    try changing your win.ini from this:
    [annie]
    CaptureFile=
    VideoDevice=0
    AudioDevice=0
    ;msconfig FrameRate=666666
    UseFrameRate=1
    CaptureAudio=1
    WantPreview=1
    MasterStream=-1

    to this:
    [annie]
    CaptureFile=
    VideoDevice=0
    AudioDevice=0
    FrameRate=666666
    UseFrameRate=1
    CaptureAudio=1
    WantPreview=1
    MasterStream=-1

    save and reboot -
    also does it point to any exes? (like "annie.exe") ?
    try opening regedit and search for references to annie

    aw crud scratch that- i just realized the ;msconfig FrameRate=666666
    line means STOP this line from running, removing the ";msconfig" part will probably bring back your problem
    still, try hunting down any exes that it points to
     
  3. OldHead

    OldHead Thread Starter

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    I ran regedit and found no [annie]'s, nor anything with a value of '666666' . The google info was right as I have ' 32MB ATI Rage 128 Ultra' .

    Any tips on looking for exes? I did a search for the obvious -annie.exe with no results and tried to look in the ATI folder but, no good. I'm posting my entire Win.ini folder, as it appears to refer mostly to graphics in the hope of determining the effect of removing/altering the corrupted line.

    Please excuse my lack of knowledge here but, what is the Win.ini for? What is the best way to save a copy of this if I need to delete anything? My graphics appear to be fine, although I know that doesn't mean anything. Should I try and change the value from '666666' to something else?

    Thanks again for your help and patience.

    ; for 16-bit app support
    [fonts]
    [extensions]
    [mci extensions]
    [files]
    [Mail]
    MAPI=1
    CMC=1
    CMCDLLNAME=mapi.dll
    CMCDLLNAME32=mapi32.dll
    MAPIX=1
    MAPIXVER=1.0.0.1
    OLEMessaging=1
    [MCI Extensions.BAK]
    aif=MPEGVideo
    aifc=MPEGVideo
    aiff=MPEGVideo
    asf=MPEGVideo2
    asx=MPEGVideo2
    m1v=MPEGVideo
    m3u=MPEGVideo2
    mp2=MPEGVideo
    mp2v=MPEGVideo
    mp3=MPEGVideo2
    mpa=MPEGVideo
    mpe=MPEGVideo
    mpeg=MPEGVideo
    mpg=MPEGVideo
    mpv2=MPEGVideo
    wax=MPEGVideo2
    wm=MPEGVideo2
    wma=MPEGVideo2
    wmv=MPEGVideo2
    wmx=MPEGVideo2
    wvx=MPEGVideo2
    wpl=MPEGVideo
    au=MPEGVideo
    snd=MPEGVideo
    [MS User Info]
    DefName=NASCO
    DefCompany=
    [annie]
    CaptureFile=
    VideoDevice=0
    AudioDevice=0
    ;msconfig FrameRate=666666
    UseFrameRate=1
    CaptureAudio=1
    WantPreview=1
    MasterStream=-1
    [IRIS_IPE]
    menu=1
    [Readiris]
    Scanner32=Twaino38,23
    [mciwave.dll]
    WaveAudio=4
     
  4. ohheck

    ohheck

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    welp - a few things:
    wini.ini is left over from older versions of windows - i believe it's needed for some older apps to work properly
    just make a copy of it before you mess with it and name it win.BAK or some such...
    goto msconfig and select normal startup, then open win.ini and put a ; in front of
    FrameRate=666666
    should look like this:

    VideoDevice=0
    AudioDevice=0
    ;FrameRate=666666
    UseFrameRate=1
    CaptureAudio=1
    WantPreview=1

    the semicolon says "ignore this line" which is exactly what the selective startup did -
    save the file and reboot-
    i dont think the annie thing is anything to worry about because it seems to be related to ati cards-
    problem is i think it could be something else causing the problem

    maybe try updating your ati drivers
    should be these:

    https://support.ati.com/ics/support/KBAnswer.asp?questionID=1293
     
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