Dan's Data Handy Hint #2763
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Dan's Data is one of the best PC hardware sites around and Australian to boot. Here's an awsome handy tip:
"Running Windows XP? Got an Nvidia graphics card? Want to make your computer shut down a bit faster, and maybe avoid some crashes?
Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services, and find "NVIDIA Driver Helper Service" in the list. This Service exists to apply custom gamma settings in the Control Panel, handle your TwinView settings, and so on. Which means that most people who are running it don't need to. Stop the service and set its startup type to "manual", and the blighter won't run unless you change its settings back again."