MENUDEFAULT= (CONFIG.SYS Command)

                                                         Compatibility: 6.0+

 Purpose: Chooses a default selection in a MultiConfig Menu and sets a

          time-out value to let the boot process continue setting up a

          default configuration.



    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]



█ŢParametersŮ█



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

          menu block.



          [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.



█ŢTECH NotesŮ█



  ■ 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

    blockName.



See Also: MultiConfig Menus

          CONFIG.SYS Commands

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