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Anonymous
June 17, 2005 2:54:04 PM

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Is there anyway to see the BIOS boot order (1st CD, 2nd Floppy, 3rd HDD)
through windows XP (possibly a registry key or something)? I ask because I
need to make sure all of the computers in my department are set to HDD first
and not CD incase they have a non-bootable CD in the drive and a power outage
(or Windows Update) causes a reboot. I don't want to goto every computer,
and would like to do this all remotely.

Thanks,
Jason Ryon

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Anonymous
June 17, 2005 5:09:27 PM

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The device boot order is only shown in the BIOS.
There is no information in the Windows XP registry
regarding the boot order.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Jason Ryon" wrote:

| Is there anyway to see the BIOS boot order (1st CD, 2nd Floppy, 3rd HDD)
| through windows XP (possibly a registry key or something)? I ask because I
| need to make sure all of the computers in my department are set to HDD first
| and not CD incase they have a non-bootable CD in the drive and a power outage
| (or Windows Update) causes a reboot. I don't want to goto every computer,
| and would like to do this all remotely.
|
| Thanks,
| Jason Ryon
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 5:09:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thanks,
Jason

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> The device boot order is only shown in the BIOS.
> There is no information in the Windows XP registry
> regarding the boot order.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Jason Ryon" wrote:
>
> | Is there anyway to see the BIOS boot order (1st CD, 2nd Floppy, 3rd HDD)
> | through windows XP (possibly a registry key or something)? I ask because I
> | need to make sure all of the computers in my department are set to HDD first
> | and not CD incase they have a non-bootable CD in the drive and a power outage
> | (or Windows Update) causes a reboot. I don't want to goto every computer,
> | and would like to do this all remotely.
> |
> | Thanks,
> | Jason Ryon
>
!