I am currently running Red Cloud firmware in my DS DAC, and what I am used to seeing while it is booting is the initialization screen progress bar goes to around 20% and then it goes to the main screen. After that the volume goes to 50 and I manually set it back to 100. Recently I removed the Bridge II card and when I turned the power back on the initialization screen progress bar now goes all the way to 100% and then goes to the main screen. After that, the volume now stays at 100 so I don’t have to manually set it any more. I have probably re-powered (via the rear switch) 10 or 15 times now and it acts the same, everything sounds fine.
I am wondering what other people see on the initialization screen when booting up Red Cloud, Snowmass, and Windom.