A common annoyance for both IT professionals and end users is having to sit and wait while Windows reboots. This sample hack from OReilly's Windows XP Hacks, 2nd Edition shows how to tweak a PC's BIOS, the Windows Registry, and other Windows XP settings to streamline boot and shutdown times.
Title: Windows XP Hacks, 2nd Edition
Published: February 2005
Author: Preston Gralla
Chapter: Hack 3: Speed Up Boot and Shutdown Times
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