I recommend NOT to use ntfs filesystem on the boot drive, and unfortunately Deleted Edition does not cover writing to ntfs volumes in real mode DOS (does it work anywhere other than winblows ?) not even Linux can write to ntfs drives, ntfs sucks, use fat16 on your boot drive C and make sure it's size is less than 2 GB (you don't need any more than that for your boot drive anyway). fat16 is fastest of all winblows filesystems, especially with a 64K cluster size.
yes it is very likely that if you kill winlogon.exe and lsass.exe you will not be able to :
1. use CTRL+ALT+DELETE menu
2. be able to use winblows' shutdown/restart (maybe standby too)
3. possibly loose the ability to copy text from firefox
but think for a moment, what do you do when you press CTRL+ALT+DELETE ? what do you need it for ?
for me the answer is simple, when there is no other task manager can be run, you can try to use CTRL+ALT+DELETE to get the winblows task manager, but we already have a much better task manager so we don't need it.
what is special about winblows' shutdown/restart ? nothing, the only thing that matters is to make sure that cached hard disk data gets written to disk and not get lost, that is easily accomplished with Sysinternals's Sync, it's on their site, you can find it.
you have no problem to shutdown/restart with your buttons as long as you run Sync first, so all you have to do is run Sync and press the shutdown/restart buttons.
im afraid that the only way to support ntfs, is to get writing support for ntfs under DOS.
Edited by monohouse, 12 June 2006 - 09:37 AM.