I have a small program (written by a programmer friend) that when used with the Winamp keypad plugin, shuts Win9* down when the "/" key is pressed!
Anyone wanting this program (which sits in the startup menu) please e-mail me at [email protected]
You could try using DOS and MPXplay
DOS doesn't care if you shut it off and it boots pretty fast. I've had it go from car ignition to playing audio in under 30 seconds before. In the house it's faster about 23-25 seconds (it'd be even faster if i removed 32 megs of ram and left it with 16)
is the homepage for MPXplay which I personally believe to be the best DOS mp3 player available.
I am running windows 98 and have just been shutting it down by removing the power (not shutting it down properly). I have been doing this for about a year now and havn't had any problems, Should I be having problems?