When you start Windows 2000, the System event log contains:
The RSM service is delaying its start for 45 seconds to assist with boot time performance. Modify the registry value
"DelayStart" in the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\NTMS" to modify the start delay.
This value denotes the number of milliseconds to wait before starting the service."
You may wish to modify this value:
1. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:
2. Edit or add Value Name DelayStart, a REG_DWORD data type, and set the data value to the number of milliseconds to wait before starting the service, using the Decimal radix. The minimum is 1000 milliseconds and the maximum is 4294967000 milliseconds. The default is 1000 milliseconds, unless you received the above message, which sets it to 45000 milliseconds.