A. The Windows XP utility Msconfig is useful for configuring various OS elements:
- Startup type (e.g., which drivers are loaded, whether system.ini/win.ini are parsed)
- Which parts of system.ini are used
- Which parts of win.ini are used
- Which commands run at start-up
- Which services start
- boot.ini options
With the boot.ini option, you can check the current entries, specify additional options, and configure the timeout.
- Start Msconfig (Start, Run, msconfig.exe).
- Select the BOOT.INI tab.
- The dialog box displays the current OSs.
- Click Check All Boot Paths to go through all the entries and ensure that they relate to a true installation.
- If you select an actual installation, you can then set the various boot options, such as basevideo and SOS.
- Once finished, click OK.
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