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Hi, I installed some software recently that causes Windows XP to boot to the F8 screen automatically. I cannot uninstall the software because I need it for my work. Its annoying to have to select "Start Windows Normally" every time and I don't own a Windows Recovery CD. So, is there a way to edit the the 30 second timeout at the F8 screen? I would like to set the timeout to 0. Because, when the timeout is at 0, Widows will automatically select "Start Windows Normally" or is there another way to fix this problem?
You can fix this by removing that software. But if you must keep it, you can change the timeout by doing the following:
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Find the file with extension boot.ini at drive c, check it there and edit it by giving timeout to "0"
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Turn your computer on and insert your Windows XP professional CD in the CD/DVD reader. Monitor the screen and press the key necessary to enter the "Boot Menu," usually F8 or F12. In the "Boot Menu", select your CD/DVD drive and press "Enter."
Press any key to boot from the CD when prompted to do so. From the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press "Enter". Accept the license agreement by pressing "F8."
Select the Windows installation you want to restore and press "R." You will usually only have operating system to choose from. The system repair install will proceed automatically.
Click the "Start" menu after the installation process is done. Click "Run" and type "sysdm.cpl" before pressing "Enter."
Select the "Automatic Updates" tab and click "Automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them." Your computer will install the updates that were lost when you repaired your Windows XP Professional operating system.
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