Question about Disney Interactive Adventures in Typing with Timon & Pumbaa for Windows, Mac
Installation seemed to work fine on XP machine, but when I run the program, it starts out ok typing the D-I-S-N-E-Y, then changes to a funky x-ray like color scheme. I have set compatibility properties to run for Win95 and tried 256-color. Nothing helps. I ran this program on another XP machine and worked ok.
I bought this for my daughters back in 2000. Now I find my mother wants to become a silver surfer and she would like to learn how to type letters. I tried using Adventures in typing on her laptop and saw that there were compatability issues. After a lot fo experimneting I found asloution that works every time and is as simple as can be. this is what I did (and printed out for my Mum:-)
Hi Mum :-)
Video problems with Adventures in typing with Timone and Poomba
There are compatibility issues with Windows Vista and this program
To overcome these problems we need to force windows Vista to use an
older Video format (from the days when the program was first published).
A short cut has been created and placed on your desktop.
The compatibility (properties) on the short cut have been set to –
To create the short cut –
Place the CD-rom in the Disc bay and hold down the Shift key while the the CD-rom boots up. This prevents Autorun.
Now use Windows Explorer to look at the files and folders on the CD-rom.
Look for the Setup.exe file.
Right click on it to create a short cut that will be placed on your desktop.
Go to the short cut and right click on it to select the properties.
Now change the compatibility to the settings mentioned above.
Remove the CD-rom from the disc bay.
This is how to use the program Adventures in typing with Timone and Poomba on a computer running Windows Vista
Click on this shortcut/icon
You will not have to do anything to put settings back to where they should be – Windows Vista will do that automatically.
This is how to stop any program if you are having problems and can not see how to stop it.
Click once on the Task Manager option
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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1. Check your BIOS to be sure your computer will boot from a CD.
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"hard drive" if it isn't already.
2. MS-DOS command prompt
Insert the Windows XP installation CD into your CD or DVD drive
and restart the computer. When prompted, choose to start from the MS-DOS
command prompt with CD support. The MS-DOS command prompt will appear in a
3. Start SMARTDRIVE by typing "SMARTDRV" at the DOS prompt
and pressing enter. You don't have to run SMARTDRIVE, but copying the files
will be much quicker if you do. The computer will display the DOS prompt again.
4. Enter "CD I386" at the DOS prompt to change to the
directory where the setup program starts.
5. Enter "WINNT" at the prompt to start Windows XP setup.
The installation program will copy files to your computer and then display a
message requesting to reboot.
6. Press the "Enter" key to reboot. The setup program will
start again and check that your hard drive format is compatible with Windows
XP. If not, it will guide you through partitioning and formatting the drive and
then ask you to reboot once more.
7. Press "Enter" to reboot. The computer will restart in Windows XP mode and automatically start the Windows Setup Wizard to detect your hardware and finish the installation.
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