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Thread: Winamp start-up

  1. #1
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    Wink Winamp start-up

    Hi all,
    I am new to this so I will try not to bore most of you. I need to know how to set winamp in a shell. Do I set it up in the sys.ini and delete the explorer.exe??? Is that all I need to do??? I set it up like ben allen has in another post but when I boot up windows95, it say's it can't find winamp.exe and then tell's me to reload windows.

    Thanks in advance,

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    DO NOT DELETE EXPLORER.EXE !!

    you change your system.ini from this

    [boot]
    shell=Explorer.exe

    to this

    [boot]
    shell=c:\progra~1\winamp\winamp.exe

    always use the short path description (8.3) since MS has ****ed up the long path names when it comes to the ini files.

    the two most important things to do is

    make a backup of your system.ini before you change it

    Make SURE that you can boot from a floppy and has a boot floppy. this way you can always copy your old file over the modified one.

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    darkwingduck

    If I change my system.ini from this

    [boot]
    shell=Explorer.exe

    to this

    [boot]
    shell=c:\progra~1\winamp\winamp.exe

    What happens to Explorer.exe. Am I not replacing Explorer.exe with

    c:\progra~1\winamp\winamp.exe???

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    no, you are executing winamp.exe instead of explorer.exe


    explorer.exe is left alone

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    What bgoodman said

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    this is all assuming you even have winamp in your program files directory, which some do not.

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    Cool

    lol...yep. If winamp is not installed in that exact path, the OS will do one of two things. Will give u an exception error message OR will will you the good old background color. Also note that if u are using win98/ME, i hope u have a dos disk handy OR have network stuff setup to correct any mistakes.
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    Smile

    Thanks to all,

    I do not know what I was thinking...
    Ever had one of those days....

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