"Load POWER.EXE Before Loading ..." with Prohance Trackball (100933)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows 3.1
    Microsoft Windows 3.11
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21

This article was previously published under Q100933


If you are using the Prohance Power Track multi-button trackball and you try to start Windows (in any mode), you may receive the following error message:

Load POWER.EXE Before Running Windows
NOTE: Do not confuse the POWER.EXE file in this error message with the MS-DOS 6 or 6.2 POWER.EXE file.


Prohance's POWER.EXE is a program that allows you to configure the buttons of the Prohance mouse. This program should be loaded in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Load Prohance's POWER.EXE from the Prohance directory; otherwise, the MS-DOS 6 or 6.2 POWER.EXE may be found first and loaded.

Microsoft's POWER.EXE file ships with MS-DOS 6.0 and 6.2 and reduces power consumption when applications and devices are idle.

For more information on using advanced power management (APM) and Prohance's POWER.EXE together, call Prohance Technical Support.

The Prohance Power Track multi-button trackball is manufactured by Prohance, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 12/6/2003
Keywords: KB100933