Fast windows shutdown


Windows XP has all the features that an OS should have to be called as a perfect operating system. So, it uses many enhancements that make windows experience soothing.

Such a feature is “exit sound”. OK, you must be thinking what I am up to say. Let me start by explaining what “Exit sound” is.

When you turn off windows XP, you hear a sound along with the shutting down screen. This sound is called the exit sound. Whenever you turn off your computer, it actually takes time for windows to locate and play that sound, Thereby reducing the shutdown speed.

You can actually disable this exit sound so that the windows do not need to play it every time you shut down your computer. This will decrease the time taken by windows to shut down (since, it will not have to crawl quickly to the sound location and play it).

Yes, I know what you must be thinking. You must be thinking that it will also take time for windows to show the shutting down screen. We also need to disable it to decrease the shutdown time. But honestly, I currently do not know how to disable the screen.

Also, I guess there isn’t actually a way to disable that screen (I m sorry If you do know how to do it!). Even if there was, you won’t disable that screen just because it would look odd and ugly, right?

It would be better for me to teach you how to disable that unnecessary sound.

How to do it

1. Click Start button.

2. Go to settings.

3. Click Control Panel.

4. Click Sound.

5. Click Speech and Audio devices

6. Now click Sounds and Audio Devices

7. Finally click Sounds.

8. Then under program events and windows menu click on "Exit Windows" sub menu and highlight it.

9. Now from sounds you can select, choose "none".

10. click Apply.

11. Click OK.


You will observe that when you turn off your computer, or restart it, windows won’t play a sound like it used to do earlier when we turned the PC off, or restarted it.

Now, windows doesn’t need to play a sound every time someone turns it off or restarts it, thereby making the shut down process faster.

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