Hey your Windows XP has a very good but hidden feature !
Trick Advantage :
You can leave your work in between and shutdown the PC and resume it next time as it is !
Even I switched off my PC while writing this article and when I reopened it I resumed my article from where i left !
When you want to stop your work and shutdown(Keeping your programs open)
Do The Following :
1. Click start>Turn Off Computer
2. As the Turn Off menu comes up press ‘Shift’ and ‘Stand By’ changes to ‘Hibernate’
3. Click Hibernate (Shift Kept Pressed)
Your xp will save the work and shutdown !
Now, when you switch it on again it will resume it again !
No loading of windows will take place and you will be resumed to your work as if you had just switched your monitor off and now on again !
Its Amazing !