Quick shutdown in Windows 98

With Windows 98 a new feature came which makes the shutdown/restart quicker.
  • Start the System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe)
  • Press the "Advanced"-button on the "General"-tab
  • Check/Uncheck "Disable fast shutdown"
This option reflects the this registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \System \CurrentControlSet \Control \Shutdown]
FastReboot = "0" ("1" = Enabled, "0" = Disabled)

Note many people experience shutdown and restart problems when enabling fast reboot, so if enabling this option test that the computer still is able to restart and shutdown properly.

Note this option becomes disabled by installing the Shutdown patch.

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Updated: 13 May 2007

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