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    Default Restart shortcut

    As Registry editing is not for the weak of heart, I look to you for my answer.
    I used the following instructions to place a restart shortcut on my Windows ME desktop. I now have a Windows XP and am wondering if it will work there?

    “Right click an empty area of your desktop and select New then Shortcut.
    Type [or cut n' paste] the following line in the Command line space:C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE shell32,SHExitWindowsEx 2”

    Thanks, Biz

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    Biz,

    Windows XP does not have rundll32.dll, so that set of instructions will not work.

    When you right click an empty area of the desktop and select New Shortcut, type the following for a restart shortcut:

    shutdown -r

    Click Next.
    Put a descriptive name for the shortcut as you wish such as "Restart Computer".
    Click Finish.
    To customize the icon a bit, right click the shortcut and select Properties.
    On the Shortcut tab, click Change Icon and click OK to the message then select an icon of your choosing from the list.
    Click OK.

    I hope this helps!
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    Or as an alternative


    XP Users:

    1. Right click the Desktop and select New /Shortcut

    2. A screen will appear asking you for a Command Line. Here's what you put in that box:

    For Shutdown:
    Shutdown -s -t 0

    For Restart:
    Shutdown -r -t 0

    For Log Off:
    Shutdown -l -t 0
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    Thank you, Funbard! Worked like a charm! --Biz

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    No Problem!

    As bear noted, adding a -t 0 to the shortcut line, will allow the restart to happen without delay.

    So the command would be:

    shutdown -r -t 0

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    T-e-r-ri-f-i-c! Thanks tons Bear! --Biz

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    Your welcome, I'm glad we were able to help.
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    Windows XP does not have rundll32.dll, so that set of instructions will not work.
    Sure it does...

    here's a fun one that i like to use when just messing around with people..

    Here's one to make the "System Settings Change" dialog appear and tells you to restart for changes to take effect.
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,RestartDialog

    here's one to make the computer beep

    rundll32.exe user32.dll,MessageBeep

    Pointless post but..yeah.

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    Hi Partie! Thanks for the reply but...don't ya think that maybe...just maybe... you have a little too much time on your hands? LOL --Biz

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    LOL...I haven't been told that before :wink:

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