Display your "Start-up Menu" without having to press F8 on startup

Here is a quick way to display your "Start-up Menu" without having to press F8 on startup.

This tip was submitted to the SearchWin2000 Tip Exchange by member Aravind Svr. Let other users know how useful it is by rating the tip below.


Here is a quick way to display your "Start-up Menu" without having to press F8 on startup:

1. Use Explorer and find "Msdos.sys" in the root directory -- it is a hidden file. (Search for "show all files" in Explorer's help index to see how to show hidden files.)

2. Make a copy of the "Msdos.sys" file in your "Temp" or any other directory just, in case.

3. Right-click "Msdos.sys" and select "Properties."

4. Uncheck the "read-only" attribute.

5. Open an MS-DOS window. (Click Start > Programs > MS-DOS Prompt and type edit "C:Msdos.sys.")

6. Under the 91Options93 section, type:

  • BootMenu=1
  • BootMenuDefault=1
  • BootMenuDelay=xx (where xx is the delay in seconds)

    7. Save the file.

    8. In Explorer right-click on "Msdos.sys", select "Properties" and check the read-only attribute.

  • This was first published in May 2002

    Dig deeper on Windows Operating System Management

    Pro+

    Features

    Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

    0 comments

    Oldest 

    Forgot Password?

    No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

    Your password has been sent to:

    -ADS BY GOOGLE

    SearchServerVirtualization

    SearchCloudComputing

    SearchExchange

    SearchSQLServer

    SearchWinIT

    SearchEnterpriseDesktop

    SearchVirtualDesktop

    Close