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02-22-2003, 11:39 PM
Does Win 2K have a startup manager or is that third party software? If it's 3rd party, what software can anyone recommend?
Thanks much.

Paul Komski
02-23-2003, 06:35 AM
You can use msconfig.exe which you copy from a Win98 CD or download from http://www.techadvice.com/specs/files_dl.asp?fnid=174

Put it in the WinNT/System32 folder and then enter msconfig in the run box.

In win2K it doesn't have full functionality but you can use it to selectively startup programs. Just ignore the 4 error messages pointing to Autoexec.bat etc.

Alternatively you could get Startup Manager from http://www.answersthatwork.com/Downright_pages/downrights_pcconfiguration.htm

Others may have their favorites.

02-23-2003, 07:27 AM
Or are you talking about a boot manager, to manage a dual or multi-boot setup?If so, yes, Win2000 will install a boot manager when it detects another windows operating system already installed.

02-23-2003, 09:47 AM
You can also get msconfig for w2k HERE (http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Msconfig.htm) . This version is fully functional.

Paul Komski
02-23-2003, 10:48 AM
Nice one Steve! Look forward to trying it out on my next 2Kbootup.

02-23-2003, 10:15 PM
Steve, got it. Thanks. I also loaded the one from answersthatwork.com.

Paul Komski
02-23-2003, 10:52 PM
Sweet app from a sweet link. ;)