Remove Windows 98 screen during start / shut down

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Toledo Nick

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Hi

Anyone know how to remove / bypass the Windows 98 screen that is displayed in low resolution graphics, during start-up and shut down of 98SE. My system intermittently freezes during start-up and shut down and I want to rule out problems associated with the display adapter having to put these graphics up unecessarily.

Cheers

:cool:
 

JohnWill

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Well, if your display adapter can't put up low-res graphics, I think you should address that issue!
 

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I think TweakUI will allow you to not display the Splash screen.
 

Toledo Nick

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Walkeriam

The Microsoft resources for shutdown issues was useful. I downloaded a shutdown patch and it seems much more stable now during shutdown.

Start ups are still erratic. About 4 times out of ten startups, the system will freeze after the blank wallpaper is displayed, but before the quicklaunch toolbar and desktop icons are built.

Could you have a look at my boot log analyzer delays and failures, and comment if there are any troublesome processes that can removed.

Whilst I was creating a new bootlog file the system powercycled midway though startup. Normally it just freezes if there is going to be a problem but it does powercycle occassionaly.

Thanks


18:39:32 0.33 Loading Device = C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE
18:39:32 1.00 Loading Device = C:\WINDOWS\DBLBUFF.SYS
18:39:33 1.33 Loading Device = C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\VIDE-CDD.SYS
18:39:34 2.11 LoadSuccess = C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS
18:39:36 1.00 LoadSuccess = VMM
18:39:37 0.00 LoadFailed = ndis2sup.vxd
18:39:38 0.06 DEVICEINITFAILED = MTRR
18:39:39 0.28 Started SCI IRQ used by ACPI bus (ACPI\ACPI_INTERRUPT\0)
18:39:42 0.39 Enumerating USB Root Hub (USB\ROOT_HUB\PCI&VEN_1106&DEV_3038&SUBSYS_12340925&REV_0E&BUS_00&DEV_14&FUNC_02)
18:39:46 1.06 Starting TCP/IP (NETWORK\MSTCP\0001)
18:39:48 0.00 Init Failure ppa3.mpd
18:39:48 4.72 Initing viadsk.mpd
18:39:53 1.83 Initing drvwq117.vxd
18:39:55 0.28 Init Success drvwq117.vxd
18:39:55 0.28 INITCOMPLETE = IOS
18:39:56 0.00 INITCOMPLETEFAILED = SDVXD
18:39:56 0.28 Dynamic load success C:\WINDOWS\system\serial.vxd
18:39:57 6.56 InitDone = TSRQuery (time estimated)
18:40:04 0.39 Enumerating Standard Floppy Disk Controller (ACPI\*PNP0700\0)
 

~Candy~

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If you want to get rid of the windows splash screen, edit the msdos.sys file, add line that says logo=0 unless there is a line there already saying logo=1, then just change it to zero....save changes. Do this under the [options] area.

Also get rid of the Windows startup sound, that sometimes creates loading problems.
 
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Disconnect your zip drive, it seems to be your problem.

Or see here for fixing parallel port issues for iomega drives,

http://pw1.netcom.com/~deepone/zipjaz/pp.html


Also noticed:

DeviceInitFailed = MTRR
Memory Type Range Registers (MTRR) is a .vxd file that is responsible for manipulating memory ranges. This file is loaded with DirectX 5.0; however, none of the DirectX core components use the service that is provided by MTRR. The Ntkern file and some video adapter drivers do use the service that is provided by MTRR to change memory ranges.

Updating directx may fix this.... Do a search on the machines drive and make sure the file "mtrr.vxd" is present on the machine, otherwise you'll have find the file on the net and reinstall it as simply installing directx will not replace that file.
 
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Do you have a tape drive? If not you can rename three files:

They reside in
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS
drvwq117.vxd
Drvwppqt.vxd
Drvwcdb.vxd

Change the .vxd extension to .old
drvwq117.old
Drvwppqt.old
Drvwcdb.old

It will speed up your boot. Not necessarily remove the delay in the spot where you are experiencing it though.
 

Toledo Nick

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With those three tape drive .vxd files bypassed, start-up does not have a pronounced pause as previously. Cool.

Have done three shutdowns and start-ups without hitch. Seems much better now.

I dont have the mtrr.vxd on my hard disc. Where would I find it on the net ? and which folder should it be placed ?

Thanks(y)
 
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I wouldn't worry about the MTRR, it is only a .06 second delay.

Your biggest delay is "viadsk.mpd" which is your PRIMARY BUS MASTER IDE CONTROLLER and is necessary to run your Hard-Drive.

I would leave it alone if it is starting ok now.
 

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Also get rid of the Windows startup sound, that sometimes creates loading problems.
Good point Candy; thanks for the reminder. With W98se the shutdown sound can also cause a hangup. I suggest removing startup and shutdown sounds entirely, as they add nothing to system performance. As a matter of fact, all sounds, splash screens and screensavers are merely "Window" dressing.
 

Toledo Nick

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Start-up and shut down sounds were disabled many moons ago.

I have looked into editing msdos.sys using notepad, but cant then save the file as it is marked as read only. How should it be edited ?

;)
 

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You have to change the properties from read only.....uncheck the box.
 
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