View Full Version : Does Rf G2 corrupt configuration files?????
01-23-2001, 12:12 PM
Whenever I run G2 and only if I run G2, the very next time I boot my machine, right before the desktop loads, the following statement is made on the DOS screen:
"Please wait while Setup updates your Configuration files."
This is more of an annoyance since the machine seems to run normally, otherwise.
Any ideas? :eek:
01-23-2001, 12:53 PM
I have the same problem... Aha! Now I know which program is the culprit! :D :eek:
01-23-2001, 02:08 PM
Hmmm. we aren't doing anything that would cause that. I am guessing perhaps DirectX? Try running the Billboard sample (in c:\program files\realflight\dxsamples) and see if it does it with that.
01-23-2001, 04:56 PM
It probably doesn't have anything to do with DirecxX. There is a WININI file that gets written after a successful installation,and there seem to many factors that prevent a "successful" installation. If you're running it on WIN98SE or Win ME, I would uninstall the program, go into REGEDIT, and search for any RealFlight (no spaces) entries and delete them, then reinstall the program. Make sure you do a Crtl-Alt-Del and kill all running apps except for Explorer and Systray, prior to install. Let us know if it worked.
01-24-2001, 01:01 PM
Scott: I tried all the dx examples in the Realflight Directx directory. They all work fine and do not cause the "Setup update config files" message.
BarfNader: There is a Winini.qtw file in the Windows directory and one in the Window/recent directory. both have the line under [KifeEdge] heading "SetupProgress=finished"
The normal Win.ini file also has the same entry.
I'm a little reluctant to do a complete reinstall as it involves reinstalling Rf deluxe, upgrade 1.1, and then Rf G2.
Is it possible to tell me what configuration files are being updated?
01-24-2001, 01:51 PM
There is also an entry for [GreatPlanes] in WIN.INI. It has the serial # and some other info. When you see the "Upgating Configuration Files" message during bootup, most of the time it is due to the creation or modification to a WIN.INI, SYSTEM.INI or other startup file. Check the WIN.INI again under [GreatPlanes] and make sure the info is accurate. Other than that, I don't know. I may have something to do with the fact that your G2 installation is an upgrade.
01-24-2001, 07:09 PM
Whenever I run G2, both the RealFlight.ini and the fileread.ini in the Realflight directory are updated.
Of course both system.dat and user.dat are updated at each boot-up but they shouldn't give the referenced message.
Lastly there are updated shortcuts to the winini.qtw and win.ini files in the \windows\recent\ directory. Neither winini.qtw or win.ini themselves are updated just these two shortcuts. What are they for?
01-25-2001, 11:14 AM
The entries in the \Windows\recent\ directory is how the DOCUMENT list in the START folder is generated and has nothing to do with this problem.
01-27-2001, 06:40 AM
Scott, I sent you an email on this early in December (no reply).
This doesn't seem to cause any harm, at least it didn't on my last system and it doesn't seem to be hurting my new one but it is very definitely RFG2. I can bootup, enter RFG2, immediately exit RFG2 and restart and I'll get the Updating Config Files message. Conversely, if I don't enter RF G2 and don't install any software, I never see that message at bootup no matter how long the machine was on or what programs I ran during the previous session.
BTW, I don't know if it's related but I too am running on an Update disk.
02-01-2001, 12:06 AM
I too have noticed this each time I run G2. It happens even on a new Win ME installation with current NVidia GeForce drivers and Direct X 8 only installed with RF G2 being the full version. No other software save G2 is loaded. It happened after the original G2 CD Install, the online update and RF Add-ons 1 & 2. It makes no difference what you do and if you check the wininit.tmp file it says:
I would say this constitutes a bug. As it repeats no mater if you remove all temp files or wininit.* files save the *.exe.
It is anoying and someone should look into this as RF Deluxe didn't have this problem.
02-01-2001, 12:30 AM
I also noticed that since I installed G2, each time I start Windows, it creates some 0 kb temp files with names like this one:
Maybe it's totally not related to G2, but the first of these files ( hundreds of them are in my Windows directory ) was dated the day I first installed G2.
Anyone else noticed this, or is it just my system which is, hum... not 100% working?
02-03-2001, 07:23 PM
If you examine C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\~ef7194.tmp (created once you start and exit RFG2 but before you shutdown or reboot your computer- as wininit.exe clears the temp file as it is directed to) you find amongst the trash:
LC_COLLATE LC_ALL runtime error TLOSS error
- unable to initialize heap
- not enough space for lowio initialization
- not enough space for stdio initialization
- pure virtual function call
- not enough space for _onexit/atexit table
- unable to open console device
- unexpected heap error
- unexpected multithread lock error
- not enough space for thread data
abnormal program termination
- not enough space for environment
- not enough space for arguments
- floating point not loaded
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Program: ... <program name unknown> Paraguay Uruguay Chile Ecuador Argentina Peru Colombia Venezuela Dominican Republic South Africa Panama Luxembourg Costa Rica Switzerland Guatemala Canada Spanish - Modern Sort Australia English Austria German Belgium Mexico Spanish Basque Sweden Swedish Iceland Icelandic France French Finland Finnish Spain Spanish - Traditional Sort united-states united-kingdom trinidad & tobago south-korea south-africa south korea south africa slovak puerto-rico pr-china pr china nz new-zealand hong-kong holland great britain england czech china britain america usa us uk swiss swedish-finland spanish-venezuela spanish-uruguay spanish-puerto rico spanish-peru spanish-paraguay spanish-panama spanish-nicaragua spanish-modern spanish-mexican spanish-honduras spanish-guatemala spanish-el salvador spanish-ecuador spanish-dominican republic spanish-costa rica spanish-colombia spanish-chile spanish-bolivia spanish-argentina portuguese-brazilian norwegian-nynorsk norwegian-bokmal norwegian italian-swiss irish-english german-swiss german-luxembourg german-lichtenstein german-austrian french-swiss french-luxembourg french-canadian french-belgian english-usa english-us english-uk english-trinidad y tobago english-south africa english-nz english-jamaica english-ire english-caribbean english-can english-belize english-aus english-american dutch-belgian chinese-traditional chinese-singapore chinese-simplified chinese-hongkong chinese chi chh canadian belgian australian american-english american english american GetLastActivePopup GetActiveWindow MessageBoxA user32.dll H:mm:ss dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy M/d/yy PM AM December November October September August July June April March February January Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan Saturday Friday Thursday Wednesday Tuesday Monday Sunday Sat Fri Thu Wed Tue Mon Sun SunMonTueWedThuFriSat JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
~efe2.tmp *.* \ wininit.ini [rename]
nul= .. . \*.* Cleanup WIN95 SMALL RegisterClassExA USER32 "%[^"]" %lu "%[^"]" Â*K@
Apparently the last few entries are there to cleanup the buggy mess G2 creates within the C++ Realtime libraries. As it resets the ~efe2.tmp file to a null value on the next boot of Windows. I don't see any major problems as of yet but find this constant diplaying of:
"Please wait while Setup updates your Configuration files."
an annoyance. Besides this bug, I really like G2.
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