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Speed up your reboots in Windows ME

If you think that Windows ME is taking much to long to reboot. You can remove the 2 second delay in the startup sequence. Here's how:

  1. Under the Start button, select Search> For Files and Folders. 
  2. Enter msdos.sys in the "Named" box and C: in the "Look In" box, then click "Find Now". 
  3. When the file appears, right-click it and select Properties from the resulting menu. 
  4. Click to remove the check marks from the "Read Only" and "Hidden" attributes, then click OK. 
  5. Right-click msdos.sys, select "Open with" from the resulting menu, choose Notepad as the opening program, and then click OK. 
  6. Under "Options", enter BootDelay=0 or BootDelay=1 on its own line. (This represents delays of zero and one second, both of which are faster than the default.) 
  7. Close Notepad saving your changes. 
  8. Return msdos.sys to its original ("Read Only" and "Hidden") state. 
  9. Quit and restart Windows. 
  10. Note: Make sure that you have backed up your system files prior to making any changes to it

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