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

Posted on 2009-02-13
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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    Accepted Solution

    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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    Assisted Solution

    by:Davis McCarn
    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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    Author Closing Comment

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

    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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    Expert Comment

    Thank you glad to hear it.
    Best Merete

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