I am looking for a way to pause the execution of a batch file for a few seconds, but there is a huge twist.
It needs to work on Windows 98, 2000, and XP without downloading any files.
This batch file gets started before the network is started, and tries to launch a networked file, so we need to slow it down by about 30 seconds, waiting for the network to finish loading. That being said, a ping command won’t work since there isn't a network and it will fail at the start. Second, “choice” only works on the 98 computers; “sleep” only works if we download it to all 1000 computers, “at” requires us know an exact time.
Does anyone know any tricks as to how to use one command, that is on 98, 2000, and XP by default, to pause a batch file? Any help would be great; days of googleing have returned nothing.