Slow boot-up in Win95

January 20, 2011 at 17:36:17
Specs: Windows 95, 266/16
I have a Calcomp digitizer tablet connected in to the back of my Win 95 computer, and it takes like 10-20 minutes to boot up. The tablet, has a 21 prong cable, then goes to a adapter to a nine pin, and then to the serial port on rear of teh computer. Iff'n I either unplug the whole tablet, or just not turn it on, the boot up sequence if less than one minute.

But once the tablet is on and ready to go, it increases to noted rate.

Does this mean the tablet is about to poop out, or there is some interference with Win95 then?


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January 28, 2011 at 09:34:54
16MB RAM may not be enough to run your Win95 computer and the tablet simultaneously.

Microsoft likes to provide lower numbers for the requirements (they only called for 4-8MB RAM) in order to increase the amount of people that would upgrade, but I doubt 16MB is enough resources to run your computer and the tablet.

I'm typing this post from my old Dell XpiCD on a 150MHz/48MB/Windows 95 configuration over a high-speed wireless connection (Netgear MA401 16-bit wireless card). This configuration is quite comfortable, but I would say that 32MB of RAM is probably the minimum these days, even for Windows 95.

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