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fastdetect in boot.ini ?

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Maaz
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fastdetect in boot.ini ?

Dear Experts

what is meaning of "/fastdetect" in boot.ini ? what does it /fastdetect do ?
other than /fastdetect, is there any other option also ?

Thanks in Advance
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Maaz
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Jay Bollyn
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Re: fastdetect in boot.ini ?

Hi Maaz,

Here is a link which describes in detail all the boot.ini options:

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/info/bootini.shtml

Here is the quoted /fastdetect paragraph from the previous link:

/FASTDETECT
Default boot option for Windows. Replaces the Windows NT 4 switch /NOSERIALMICE. The reason the qualifier exists (vs. just having NTDETECT perform this operation by default) is so that NTDETECT can support booting Windows NT 4. Windows Plug and Play device drivers perform detection of parallel and serial devices, but Windows NT 4 expects NTDETECT to perform the detection. Thus, specifying /FASTDETECT causes NTDETECT to skip parallel and serial device enumeration (actions that are not required when booting Windows), whereas omitting the switch causes NTDETECT to perform this enumeration (which is required for booting Windows NT 4).

:-) Jay

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Maaz
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Re: fastdetect in boot.ini ?

Thanks Jay for such a quick reply/help

Best Regards
Maaz