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could i shorten the "boot countdown"


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#1 ejames82

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:20 AM

i recently reinstalled xp. almost immediately after turning the computer on via the power button, a screen comes up with a 25 second countdown. how do i either make that countdown shorter, or get rid of it altogether?
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:36 AM

What is displayed besides the count down? Is it asking you to select an operating system? Is it before or after the BIOS screen?
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:39 AM

From within XP...Start/Run...type msconfig and hit Enter. Click Boot.ini tab.

Near the middle of tab, right side is a Timeout box. Change it to whatever interval you want. I use 5 seconds.

Click Apply, click OK.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:17 PM

Baltboy,
i have a choice between windowsXP and windowsXP. i don't know why, since there is only one OS>

Hamluis,
that was the answer i needed.


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:25 PM

If you don't have a dual-boot...you can also clean up that boot screen by Removing the invalid entries from Boot.ini - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm .

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