You may be interested to know wat ur system does while booting windows(behind that boot screen). (only in Xp and above) Code: Step 1: start->run and type "msconfig" Step 2: go to boot.ini tab Step 3: Check the /SOS option Step 4: Reboot Now u can see wat the operating system is doing in the background. If u can't understand here is a brief explanation. First it will load all the drivers necessary to make the OS work. Then it will check all the volumes,whether a checkdisk is needed or not. If the volume is not clean, then it executes checkdisk. To display a custom message at logon Code: Step 1: start->run and type gpedit.msc Step 2: In that navigate to Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->Security Settings->Local Policies->Security Options Step 3: Look for a value "Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on" Step 4: Double click that and type wat ever message u wish to display. Step 5: If u want to give a title for tat message,Look for a value "Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on". Doblue click that and enter the title for that window. Step 6: either log off or reboot. Sometimes, due to viruses U can't find the Help option in the start menu. There are many ways to make it work, But the easiest way is go to run and type Code: hcp:// help window will appear, then u can search the thing u need. If run option is also disabled go to any browser and type the same in the URL.