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Posted 25 August 2006 - 04:46 AM

in msconfig, under tab boot ini there is an timeout option, which I think is the time needed for windows xp to boot, what would happen if I set it to 0. I think the default is 30.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 06:36 AM

It depends upon how your computer is set up.

If you have one operating system installed on your computer (this is way most computers are) then modifiying the timeout line will make no difference.

If you have more than one operating system on your computer, then the timeout line indicates how long you will be presented with a 'booting options' screen when you start up your computer. If no choice is made, then it will automatically start up to the default operating system in what ever number of seconds is in the timeout line.

So, if you have two operating systems and the time out line says 30, that means you will be presented with choices of which OS to boot to for 30 seconds. After that time it will automatically boot to the operating system that is the default. If you were to change the 30 to 0, then you would not see the booting options screen at all it simply would boot to the default, and you would have no way to choosing the other operating system.
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:05 AM

ok thanx

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:13 AM

I wouldnt reccomend modifying boot.ini as a little mistake could destroy your computer.

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 12:24 AM

I have done the modifying already, sorry.




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