|Use Crtl + Alt + Delete to Restart the Computer (Windows 3.1/95/98)|
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Normally when you press Ctrl + Alt + Delete the Windows task list is displayed. Using this tweak the key combination will instead reboot the computer.
Open the SYSTEM.INI file found in the Windows directory using Notepad.
Under the [386Enh] section create or modify the value named "KybdReboot". Set the value to equal "True" to cause the system to reboot on the key combination or "False" to show the task list. For example:
Restart Windows for the change to take effect.
Note: By default this is true on Windows 3.1. On Windows 95 and higher the default is false.
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: February 14, 2002