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    Restart time setting (Home Premium)

    If for some reason Vista doesn't close properly, when it starts up it goes to the boot menu giving you the Safe option etc.

    This runs with a timeout of 30 seconds.

    Is there a way to shorten this to something like 5-10 seconds?

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    Re: Restart time setting (Home Premium)

    Does anything in this The secret of the 30 second start article help?

    Or if you really want to muck about, you could use this suggestion to Set the Windows Vista Boot Menu Timeout to 11 Million Seconds... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Restart time setting (Home Premium)

    Leif:

    Those are the ones you can set Easy BCD or some such animal. But that doesn't seem to alter the pause when Windows doesn't close right.

    But I found the dratted thing I think... It's in the System Properties Startup and Recovery I think...

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    Re: Restart time setting (Home Premium)

    Since I don't know much about Vista (and don't use System Configuration/msconfig on XP though know about the Timeout there) I would have thought about "Startup and Recovery"; i.e. System Properties, Advanced tab, Startup and Recovery section, Settings. Or via right-click Computer. (plus some administrator privilege prompts every now and then).

    I would have thought you remembered your question about boot menu a month ago ... <post:=703,459>post 703,459</post:> (I did, haven't Chuck asked something similar recently? Search "chuck boot menu", yep).

    So, now you can chose from Leif's fine tip then "Startup and Recovery" explained at (in that post) Maximum PC Guides, or Leif's fine tip now. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    It maybe even would be better to swap the replies <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>, since this thread is about when "doesn't close properly", and old tip covers "time to delay recovery options" found in Startup and Recovery". Answer in this thread covers msconfig boot menu, which you maybe was asking for a moth ago (even though nothing in that post mentioned you had a dual boot).

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    Re: Restart time setting (Home Premium)

    Argus:

    Two things:

    You're right, I (still) need to get a bit more organized and get my memory more acute, and

    The second part of my "dual-boot", being Linux, isn't even "seen" by Vista, or at least it doesn't show up in the "choices" offered when edited inside Vista at all.

    And I'm not yet sure that any resolution to the 30-second delay has been found, as I as yet am not clear how to go (on demand) to that particular menu. I haven't found, correspondingly, how you safe-boot on demand in Vista either.

    Chuck
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