MENUDEFAULT= (CONFIG.SYS Command)
Purpose: Chooses a default selection in a MultiConfig Menu and sets a
time-out value to let the boot process continue setting up a
Uses: ■ Set up so that a MultiConfig CONFIG.SYS file can run its course
automatically, without user intervention.
■ Position the menu cursor so that one press of Enter will
continue with the most-often used configuration.
■ Skip the "MS-DOS Startup Menu" display altogether.
Syntax: MENUDEFAULT=blockName [,time-out]
blockName is the name of a block of CONFIG.SYS commands. It must be one of
the blocks named in a MENUITEM= or SUBMENU= command in the same
[blockName] (the same text, enclosed in square brackets, on a
line by itself) must appear elsewhere in the CONFIG.SYS file.
time-out specifies a delay interval, in seconds. DOS will wait time-out
seconds and if it senses no keystrokes, it exits the menu and
executes the commands in the block identified by blockName.
If time-out is omitted, DOS will display the menu and pause until
Enter is pressed.
The time-out value can range from 0 to 90 seconds. A value of 0
causes DOS to bypass the menu and immediately execute the
commands in the blockName block.
■ An invalid syntax such as...
MENUDEFAULT no_ems No EMS, 10
...will cause DOS to try to evaluate "NO EMS" as a time-out number and
it comes out as 0. The result is that execution immediately begins at
See Also: MultiConfig Menus