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Enable Quick Reboot (Windows NT/2000) Popular

This setting allows you to use the quick reboot function to restart Windows immediately without shutting down. When enabled, press Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Delete for a quick reboot.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "EnableQuickReboot" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This method of rebooting should only be used when the system has stopped responding as some shutdown and clean-up functions will not be run.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|EnableQuickRebootREG_SZ1|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVers...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: EnableQuickReboot
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: September 2, 2002