restart windows without resarting comp.
Restart Windows without Restarting your Computer
If you ever wanted to resart your comp for some reason and did not want to wait for it to shutdown or start up you can just resart WINDOWS.(which is a lot quicker)
Windows XP(should work never tried it)
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, as long as it has the extension .bat.
Make a shortcut to the batch file, and place it on your desktop (or wherever you want).
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.
This functionality is also available in the Windows interface enhancement, Route 1 Pro.