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How Do I Force Windows XP to "Start Windows normally"

Posted on 2009-02-13
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
How can I force Windows XP to "Start Windows normally" or reduce the 30s timeout to 0s after a ungracefull shutdown?
Question by:abeggled
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Merete earned 1920 total points
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r/click my computer properties advanced
start up and recovery
time to display etc
look further down disable auto restart if you want to see the BSOD.

With hard shutdown issues don't mess with the system settings  it's already unstable and may cause more problems if windows is forced to ignore the bug checks and or DR Watson checks.
It's these tools that provides the events.
So what's actually happeing?
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by:Davis McCarn
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Merete gave you the direct answer; but, the real question is why isn't Windoze starting correctly?
Look in the Event Viewer (right-click My Computer, left-click Manage) to see what is failing (red-X's)  The System and Applications Events are most important.

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Thanks, everything went fine :-)
The ungracefull shutdown come from a EWF filtered volume on a normal WinXP ...
Regards Daniel

Author Comment

ID: 23639982
The ungracefull shutdown come from a EWF filtered volume on a normal WinXP.
So there there is no real problem on this installation to check with eventvwr.
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Thank you glad to hear it.
Best Merete

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