How to read startup screens?

  polymath 19:38 03 Jun 2003

The ones that appear before Windows loads. No problem, just curiosity - I keep trying to read them! They disappear too quickly. Is there a way to get them page by page, and/or print them out? (I do have a parallel printer installation I can set to, as I use a Dos app sometimes). Commands from an older Dos version don't seem to work.

  polymath 21:49 03 Jun 2003

Thanks both. I tried it, but haven't quite got it right yet.
The Pause key did keep a screenful there to read, but wasn't sure how to let it resume, and pressed Pause 2 or 3 times (Is it a toggle?). Things then resumed, but landed in the dialogue screen offering Safe Mode etc. I selected Normal, but it hung once the Desktop background appeared. A reset then got a normal startup.
I'd pressed PrintScreen when things paused, but didn't know where to fetch the image from, and the clipboard was empty.

Have to go now till tomorrow evening, but will experiment again tomorrow.

  polymath 21:09 17 Jun 2003

Thanks Pesala, but I tried a simple Printscreen without success (having first made the parallel printer install I use for Dos the default before restarting. And then trying again with the printer switched on!)

I might as well tick this as resolved, though, as it doesn't look as if I'm goung to be able to do it with my system (Win 98SE, but I don't know if the version matters).

Anyway, as far as I can see from the subliminally fast screenfuls of text, I haven't noticed much that I can't see by going into the Bios, or looking at Config.sys & Autoexec.bat.

Thanks, all, for your suggestions.

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