Remove the .NET Credentials (Stored User names and Passwords)
Set Up a .NET Passport Account in Windows XP:
Change the Windows Logon screen backgr 656i811g ound color
With no logon wallpaper set, Windows displays a pre-defined color for the logon desktop. ( If you have enabled Welcome Screen, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice to see the logon screen background color. ) To change the logon background color to that of your choice, you need to alter the registry:
Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT and press Enter
Navigate to the following key:
Backup the registry key by exporting to a REG file
In the right pane, double-click Background
In the Edit String dialog box, type the Color code in R G B format and then click OK.
Example: Type 0 if you want to see a Black background. You can choose any combination from 0-255
Quit the Registry Editor and log off
Automate the above task using this utility
How To Change the Windows Logon Screen Saver in Windows XP
Make your company logo move around the screen similar to logon.scr
Spegnimento automatico in Xp pro
"OPZIONI RISPARMIO ENERGIA" nel Pannello di controllo.
Windows XP::Spegnimento lento del pc?
Il problema principale sta nel fatto che nella versione di Xp non è attiva la funzione APM.
Shutdown is very slow - Windows XP
When you shutdown your Windows XP computer, it may take more time to complete the shutdown process. Slow shutdowns are caused by a number of factors. One of the common cause is the Clear Pagefile at Shutdown option enabled.
Virtual memory support uses a system pagefile to swap pages of memory to disk when they are not used. On a running system, this pagefile is opened exclusively by the operating system, and it is well protected. However, systems that are configured to allow booting to other operating systems might have to make sure that the system pagefile is wiped clean when this system shuts down. This ensures that sensitive information from process memory that might go into the pagefile is not available to an unauthorized user who manages to directly access the pagefile.
When this option is enabled, it causes the system pagefile to be cleared upon clean shutdown. This takes considerable time of the Operating System to flush-out the pagefile, thus causing the slow shutdown. You may disable ClearPageFileAtShutdown option to improve shutdown times. But the pagefile.sys will be intact and accessible via other Operating System, in case or dual or multi-boot.
Start Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
Or, using Group Policy Editor [for Windows XP Professional]
Start, Run and type "Secpol.msc"
this setting is not the only cause for slow shutdowns. Non-responsive
programs and Services also contribute to slow shutdowns. Lowering the WaitToKillServiceTimeOut may help may help as well.
Backup your registry first, as explained here. Then, reduce the Service timeout value (default being 20000ms) to your preference. By doing so, we're forcibly closing a non-responsive service. On the other hand, troubleshooting the service / related application is also necessary.
If this does not help, read below:
You need to see which application or a filter-driver is causing this issue. Check the Event Logs for any errors and track-down the software/driver causing the problem. It's been noted that corrupt Event Log too can cause slow shutdowns. View the error messages registered in Event Log
be having profile unload problems if you experience slow logoff (with Saving
Settings for most of the time while logging off). UPHClean is a service that once and for all gets rid of problems with user
profile not unloading. See User Profile Hive Cleanup tool's Readme.txt before installing it.
To Disable CD
autoplay, completely, in Windows XP Pro