Boot.ini switch /fastdetect XP

  powerless 06:02 06 Dec 2003
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Is it the obvious? That the switch allows Windows XP to boot fast and without this switch it would be slower?

What is the switch for?

/sos now thats a switch.

  powerless 19:26 08 Dec 2003

errrr....there it is, thought i lost it.

  LeadingMNMs 20:37 08 Dec 2003

Probably makes XP boot faster by telling the BIOS to find Win XP instead of looking for other O/S. Not sure though.

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  powerless 20:40 08 Dec 2003

I thought i was famous on here :-(

  Gaz 25 20:45 08 Dec 2003

"Probably makes XP boot faster by telling the BIOS to find Win XP instead of looking for other O/S."

Thats correct!

  powerless 20:56 08 Dec 2003

it causes NTDETECT to skip parallel and serial device enumeration.

  Gaz 25 20:59 08 Dec 2003

The only reason I said that, is becuase when installing Linix, you have to select a dualboot switch, that one boots automatically into XP.

It will also disable things that are not required in the XP boot up process such as: parallel and serial device enumeration

  spikeychris 21:07 08 Dec 2003

3726 Subjects for discussion and you cant find 'em......

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