Talk:Crash-only software

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Ha ha. Is Windows XP intended to be crash-only software though?

As long as data isn't being written, and the user doesn't want to save any OS changes, Windows doesn't need to be 'shut down.' Otherwise, Windows is NOT intended to be crash-only. Hypothetically if it was, and settings are saved before shut-down, a person could save system-ruining settings without the OS waiting to make sure it survived. This will likely never be the case, as large non-volitile buffer hard drives will allow extremely fast Windows Vista shut down and start up times however, as they can quickly flash the data to the buffer and power down. 00:41, 28 January 2007 (UTC)