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    Slow shut down

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    by benjwie ·

    I’am using windows xp pro operating system,it takes long time to shut down.What are the causes.I thank you

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    • #3046608

      Reply To: Slow shut down

      by dmiles ·

      In reply to Slow shut down

      There could be any number of reasons,check your task manager to see what services are running in the background

      Check your power management settings

      You should also check the anti-virus setting and other programs that are running in the background
      Check the web for any shut down supplements that may be of help

    • #3046594

      Reply To: Slow shut down

      by toivo talikka ·

      In reply to Slow shut down

      Is it just at shutdown that you experience the slowness, or is the logoff operation slow as well?

      If your PC is connected to a LAN, you usually logon to a server of some sort. If your network logon uses roaming profiles, the profile is retrieved from the server and e.g. the size of the files you save in your desktop increases the time it takes to log off.

      A lot depends on the size of the profile and whether some directories are downloaded from the server and saved back to the server when you log off.

    • #3045392

      Reply To: Slow shut down

      by stroke311 ·

      In reply to Slow shut down

      Click the start button, click on run, type in regedit in the run box, click on OK, click the + sign by Hkey_local_Machine, click the + sign by System, click on + sign by Current Control Set, click on Control (NOT THE + SIGN),On the box on the right Double click on Wait to Kill Service, Change the value data from 20000 to 200, Click OK and close all boxes. This should make your machine shut down faster. Hopes this helps Frank

    • #3043607

      Reply To: Slow shut down

      by pctechmike ·

      In reply to Slow shut down

      Has it always been slow to shut down? Or did it start after loading a program on the machine? Most of the time, this is caused by a driver that is failing to “unload” while the computer is trying to shut down, making the system hang. If you could answer the first question, we will be able to go from there.

    • #3114161

      Reply To: Slow shut down

      by otl ·

      In reply to Slow shut down

      May want to clear out c:\windows\prefetch\*.* Windows saving your settings (ALL of them, including ones you have not used in awhile) could take some time if you are trying to save 100+ settings. Also some programs create a mulitude of files each time you access them, the larger number of files in a directory the longer it takes to find the correct file and save the settings. As an example one program we access regularly creates 4 sub directories each time it is accessed, for some reason 1.2 G of sub-directories and over 1000 of them slows a PC considerably. Just quirks of the “new” operating systems ! Also clean out temporary internet folders, and spyware cookies [any cookie you do not recognizethe URL for] (last ditch to send the info out [after your firewall is stopped]).

      • #3114160

        Reply To: Slow shut down

        by otl ·

        In reply to Reply To: Slow shut down

        OOPS forgot run Spy-Bot S&D (immunize) and Ad-Aware to get rid of most of the Spyware !

    • #3095047

      Reply To: Slow shut down

      by alun_bevan ·

      In reply to Slow shut down

      I had a similar problem

      Try this

      Click on ?Start? select ?Run? and enter GPEDIT.MSC

      Now navigate to the following under Computer Configuration
      Windows Settings / Security Settings/ Local Policies / Security Options

      In the right side window there should be loads of options you need to scroll all the way down to the bottom there should be an option down there

      ?Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile?, this option need to be ?Disabled? just right click on it and select properties and select disabled.

      Some viruses switch this option to ?Enabled? and it takes ages for the PC to witch off

      hope this helps

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