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Slowing boot time in Vista Home


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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:39 AM

Didn't there used to be a script to slow down the boot time.  I mean increase the duration of the boot page time so I can have a better chance of catching the menu to change boot options.

 

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 10:48 PM

I really need some help on this one I am pretty shure I remember a way to delay boot for several seconds.

Withoutthat I am not going to be able to use these restore disks I bought.  Not real expensive but 21.95 is 21.95


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:41 PM

On Vista right click computer and go to Advanced System Settings. Go to Startup and Recovery. Change the time shown.

 

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 07:51 AM

Thanks a bunch that is what I needed.


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 01:21 PM

I should have known It would not be that easy lol There is no usb dvd drive in the device list. No way that I am aware of to add a device to that list.  There is a usb Hdd listed I wonder if that would work chooseing  that to boot from and do I just chose it from the list or move it up in the list order?

 

Been a long time since I played with the boot order on vista.


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Posted 22 November 2015 - 06:38 AM

Well I finally got vista reinstalled.  Thanks to John I finally was able to catch it. to be honest I think it was a fluke.

I had decided if I could not get it this time the pc was going in the can. LOL

 

For future reference esc will get you to the bios; boot order is ctrl+ shift+F9 or 10 at the same time.  The F keys on here are shared keys. Just before windows starts to load I hit ctrl-shift-F10 and a pop up window came up with 3 options.  Boot from HD; DVD or USB dvd and away we went. Plan on being there for awhile almost 4 hrs for both DVD.  Oh and when you go to update windows plan on being there awhile also 98 updates.  My DVD's were only service pac 1 so I still need to get 2 lol.


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:02 PM

Geeesshhhh Vista is still up dateing 162 updates installed this morning. And that was with sp2 already installed.

I do not even remember when using Vista regularly it having that many updates. LOL

 

Now If I can get IE updated to 8 or 9 32bit I will be all set.  Just in time to reformat and go to Linux Mint or something lol.


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for the update. What make of computer is Vista being installed on?


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 06:57 PM

It is a Compaq Presario same one that had vista origionally.

 

I was just being stubborn. I paid for the disks and by god they were either going to work or else.  It was almost or else. lol


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 07:27 PM

That was an interesting key combination to get a boot menu. On Compaq/HP computers simply tapping F9 brings up the boot menu. The next time you boot tap F9 and see if that brings up the boot menu.



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 10:10 PM

Sir I must have tapped or push F9 20 times at least I spent almost a whole day trying to get it to boot screen period.

While I was trying I tried every other key combination.

Escape got you to the black screen bios info would flash on for about 2 seconds then you hit f9 or10 before windows loaded which was only a few seconds at best.  If ya missed it you had to restart the computer and try it all over again.

The one thing I noticed was the recovery partition was rebuilt and renamed back to D The installed DVD/RW was renamed to what it was supposed to be, but will still need to be replaced. The read/write head will not move so it can not read the disk.  And yes I checked, any disk you put in the writer thinks it is blank.  Keeps asking if I want to format the disk.


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