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    i am running winme on the following machine:

    pentium-s 166mhz
    QDI P5i430VX explorer motherboard
    64mb pc66 sdram
    2.4gig fujitsu hd
    soundblaster awe 64
    generic nic
    matrox millenium 2

    the machine works fine when the video card is installed, and winamp starts correctly (configured in the registry). i don't need a video card since all this box does is play mp3's. when i take the video card out, the box boots up and i can access the files over the network. however, winamp (or anything else) doesn't start up. does anyone have any experience with this scenario? any suggestions greatly appreaciated.

  • #2
    you have to have a video card for windoze to work correctly

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    • #3
      just keep a $5 pos PCI card in there.

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      • #4
        the pos card i have in there isn't worth $1 ;-) but the thing is that it adds to the boot time. i have a feeling that it looks for a monitor for atleast 20 seconds or so.

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        • #5
          disable it inside windows, winkey+pause
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