How do I configure the boot menu to show forever?

A. The timeout is changed by editing the boot.ini file which is on the boot partition and changing the timeout parameter:

  1. Start a command session (Start - Run - Command)
  2. Set the attributes on c:\boot.ini to non-read and non-system
    attrib c:\boot.ini -r -s
  3. Edit the file and change the timeout to -1
    \[boot loaded\]
    timeout = -1
  4. Save your changes and set the file back to read only and system
    attrib c:\boot.ini +r +s

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