Restart Windows without Restarting your Computer
Choosing Shut Down from the Start Menu gives you several choices, including
restarting your computer. However, to restart Windows without restarting
your computer, saving time and aggravation, follow this step:
Hold down the Shift key while pressing OK in the Shut Down box.
To make an icon on your desktop:
Using a text editor (such as Notepad), type the following by itself:
Save the file somewhere on your hard disk (call it whatever you like).
Make a shortcut to the batch file, and place it on your desktop (or wherever
Right-click on the shortcut, select Properties, click the Program tab, and
make sure the Close on Exit option is turned on.
Then, click Advanced, and make sure MS-DOS mode is selected, and Warn before
entering MS-DOS mode is turned off.
Click Ok twice, and double-click on the icon to use it.
- submitted by Steve Blake