win9x booting without video card
i am running winme on the following machine:
QDI P5i430VX explorer motherboard
64mb pc66 sdram
2.4gig fujitsu hd
soundblaster awe 64
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.
you have to have a video card for windoze to work correctly
just keep a $5 pos PCI card in there.
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.
disable it inside windows, winkey+pause