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Old 09-08-2005, 04:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to insert a pause into the boot sequence so that the pc will take an additional 5 seconds to boot?

Reason being is our pc's boot so fast our network connection is not ready and they pc's are unable to login for atleast 5 seconds. So i was wondering if there is any way to add a 5 second delay into the windows boot sequence somehow?

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Old 09-08-2005, 05:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is 5 seconds that critical?
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would think you could put an entry in your boot.ini file for a delay, but I'm not sure what it would be.
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Would you happen to have another partition for like recovery or dual boot?
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right-click My Computer->select Properties, go to Advanced tab, click Startup and Recovery, and change the value for 'Display
list of operating systems for x seconds'
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Quote:
Originally posted by bradybnmci
right-click My Computer->select Properties, go to Advanced tab, click Startup and Recovery, and change the value for 'Display
list of operating systems for x seconds'
My thoughts exactly...
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Yae but that delay will only happen if theres more than one OS to choose from, which explains Warez's question.
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Yup...
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Try to change the default entry in the boot.ini to a larger number.

ex:
[boot loader]
timeout=30 <----- try to change this to "-1"
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
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Try to duplicate your OS entry in the boot.ini.
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