Video: Evolution of Windows' startup music

From Windows 95 all the way to Vista, each incarnation of the ubiquitous Microsoft OS has had its own signature startup chime (which, if you were prone to crashing the system, you heard awfully often). Take a trip down painful memory lane with this quick video snippet of every Windows startup jingle we've gotten to know and loathe over the last decade.

By Jay Garmon

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...