A. Service Pack 3 introduces a new ability to reboot the machine by pressing <Shift>-<Ctrl>-<Alt>-<Delete> at the same time (basically the normal three finger plus shift). This will then shutdown all applications and reboot the machine. To enable this perform the following:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  3. From the Edit menu select New - String Value
  4. Enter a name of EnableQuickReboot
  5. Double click the new value and set to 1. Click OK
  6. Close the registry editor
  7. Reboot the machine for the change to take effect

An event will also be written to the System Event Log (viewable using the Event Viewer):

Event ID - 6008
The previous system shutdown at <time> on <date> was unexpected.