"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
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
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