Serious Question



Alias
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
What is the computer doing between when the Windows XP flash screen appears
and when the Windows desktop loads?

Thanks,

Alias

Mike Brannigan [MSFT]
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
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> What is the computer doing between when the Windows XP flash screen
> appears and when the Windows desktop loads?
>
> Thanks,

Loading the operating system files and drivers etc.
If you want to see this just add the /SOS switch to the boot line in your
boot.ini file so it looks something like this.

NOTE: Yours may look slightly different - but the /SOS is the important bit.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /SOS

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Mike
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"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
news:uiQ7mjSYFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> What is the computer doing between when the Windows XP flash screen
> appears and when the Windows desktop loads?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Alias
>

Yves Leclerc
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
It would normally be loading and setting the drivers, with your settings,
for tyhe Windows XP to start up in "normal" mode.


"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
news:uiQ7mjSYFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> What is the computer doing between when the Windows XP flash screen
> appears and when the Windows desktop loads?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Alias
>

Alias
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Thanks!

Alias

"Mike Brannigan [MSFT]" wrote

> "Alias" wrote
>> What is the computer doing between when the Windows XP flash screen
>> appears and when the Windows desktop loads?
>>
>> Thanks,
>
> Loading the operating system files and drivers etc.
> If you want to see this just add the /SOS switch to the boot line in your
> boot.ini file so it looks something like this.
>
> NOTE: Yours may look slightly different - but the /SOS is the important
> bit.
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
> Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /SOS
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Mike
> --
> Mike Brannigan [Microsoft]
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights
>
> Please note I cannot respond to e-mailed questions, please use these
> newsgroups
>
> "Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
> news:uiQ7mjSYFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> What is the computer doing between when the Windows XP flash screen
>> appears and when the Windows desktop loads?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Alias
>>
>
>

Plato
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Alias wrote:
>
> What is the computer doing between when the Windows XP flash screen appears
> and when the Windows desktop loads?

It's packing stuff into ram to make windows work faster.


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