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By misterIT ·
reboot Win2k only without restarting the whole PC:

I have an problem automating Win2k reboot on my laptop. I use the shutdown.exe utility (from Resource Kit) like this:

shutdown /L /R /T:30 /Y /C

Unfortunately, it restarts the whole laptop,right from the BIOS splash-screen. Then the laptop asks for the BIOS password to continue. I don't want to disable the BIOS password-at-boot security, so I just want to restart Windows without shutting down all the way to the BIOS.

Any way to do this in Win2k ?

(Actually, I need the restart to perform page-file defragging)

Hope to get some working solutions...

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by Ann777 In reply to reboot Win2k only without ...

I think the problem is that you are using a shutdown utility whereas you really want to be using a restart utility?

Can you try a restart utility instead?

From www.download.com: "RShut allows you reboot or shutdown the computers with Windows NT on the network quickly and surely. RShut is useful for a Windows NT administrator, for instance, who daily perform power off for the computers in the class-room or to performactions in accordance with the local network policy."

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-1461989-100-7170172.html?tag=st.dl.10001-103-1.lst-7-9.7170172

or go to www.download.com and search for rshut. Or search for reboot... but look at the reboot ones, not the shutdown utilities.

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by misterIT In reply to reboot Win2k only without ...

Yes, there are many utilities out there. But after some research I found that Win2k doesn't support fast shutdown.

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by savatovic In reply to reboot Win2k only without ...

Hi MisterIT,

I'd just like to comment on:
"Actually, I need the restart to perform page-file defragging".

I recently read an interesting tip re defragging page file.
It goes like this:

1. Say, you have a Win2000 computer with 256MB.

2.Create an additional primary partition of double your memory size (512MB).

3. Format this partition as FAT16 or FAT32

4. Assign this partition for page file use exclusively. Adjust System Properties, Advanced settings. Set Initial and Maximum Size of page file to be the same (512MB) and use only this partition for page file.

With settings as above you have prevented page file fragmentation because it is the only file on the partition.

You have also made access faster because the system does not perform security check when accessing page file (as it would on an NTFS) volume.

You can also easily erase page file by simply booting with DOS diskette and deleting this file.

When formatting page file partition, you may wish to specify different (larger) cluster size then default 4096 bytes on NTFS, therefore making access to page file more efficient.

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by misterIT In reply to reboot Win2k only without ...

Wow !! This has really helped. With 160 MB of RAM, I created a primary partition (2048 cluster size) of 200 MB for pagefile.sys I have limited space, therefore kept the pagefile size to 1.25 times. Limiting pagefile size is good, as it may avoid frequent disk thrashing? I now notice 0% fragmentation, no need to defrag pagefile now. Might also see some performance gain. Thanx :)

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