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    i am wondering how to enable/disable networking under windows on the fly (for file updates... i want it enabled, for faster bootup i want it disabled...)

    how would i go about doing this (i am not using any display as of yet, and am booting winamp as the shell...

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    I havn't tried doing it myself but you can do it by changing your boot files. I remember a post a while back that described it. Try searching the forum.
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    hm, i sure would like to know that to, unfortunately, i cant find anything that looks like it when i search for network nor disable

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    Disabling networking maybe shaves about 2 seconds off your boot time, so it is really hardly worth the trouble. However, you can define two hardware profiles, one that contains the network card, and one that doesn't.
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    when running with a bnc network card, i do belive we are talking 10-20 seks because it looks like it tries to sync network info before starting ...

    The best reason is the simple one, because it is possible.

    Somewhere in the config files, windows holds its network setup info. if i can take it out and put it in at will, i'll be happy (just need to know where the damn info is located)

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    one thing u can do it take a look at the win.ini + system.ini...back it up, then remove the network stuff off ur pc. Reboot. go comapare files, if there are diff then u just found the solution to ur problem. If that experiment works, please let me know so i can add a feature like that to C3. I also believe registry and hardware profile plays a role. I guess this is a question we all might need to further investigate. I am too damn bussy coding all the time.
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    Originally posted by darkwingduck:
    <STRONG>when running with a bnc network card, i do belive we are talking 10-20 seks because it looks like it tries to sync network info before starting ...
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    Is it possible your machine is waiting for an IP address? Either disable TCP/IP, or statically assign one. Also, the driver will probably have a setting which forces the card into a particular mode, which will eliminate the "sync" time. I have never seen a network card that needs more than about 3 seconds to "sync", so it sounds like you have a setting messsed up somewhere.

    Network info is stored in the registry, and it is scattered around. Really, the only to work it is with hardware profiles.
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    guess i'll try tuning it according to your advice, and other wise take windows appart when i get the time to do it, must test cobra first though

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    Maybe a section of this site will help. I had added it to my favorites list to do just this in the future, but haven't been able to find the time yet.
    http://www.skylab.org/~chugga/mpegbox/index.html

    Scroll down to the "Operating System" area (about half-way) and then go further till you see "copying files over the network." Start reading there. He even lists some example files to help out. Although, I'm not certain if the links are still active.

    If you get it to work post here on how you did it.

    Good Luck
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