Very slow shutdown



Richard Goh
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
I have a laptop computer with XP/SP2 that takes over 4 minutes to complete
the shutdown.
The logging of and the saving settings portion takes less than 30 seconds.
Then the "Windows is shutting down" screen stays for 3 minutes and 40
seconds with a lot of hard drive activity. Then a clean shut down.

I suspect a background file is the cause, but how had I determine what
process could be doing this.
This is a backup computer and does not have a lot of software installed.
I know that the following background programs are operating:
AVG Pro
MS Antispyware
MS wireless card (access point is filtered for this MAC address)
MS firewall

I don't have any screen savers, or other known utilities running.
It checks to be free of virus and spyware. Both built-in checks and web
service checks.
With the wireless access card removed, the shutdown time is the same.

Any tips to reduce this time would be appreciated.

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Richard Goh wrote:
> I have a laptop computer with XP/SP2 that takes over 4 minutes to
> complete the shutdown.
> The logging of and the saving settings portion takes less than 30
> seconds. Then the "Windows is shutting down" screen stays for 3
> minutes and 40 seconds with a lot of hard drive activity. Then a
> clean shut down.
> I suspect a background file is the cause, but how had I determine what
> process could be doing this.
> This is a backup computer and does not have a lot of software
> installed. I know that the following background programs are
> operating: AVG Pro
> MS Antispyware
> MS wireless card (access point is filtered for this MAC address)
> MS firewall
>
> I don't have any screen savers, or other known utilities running.
> It checks to be free of virus and spyware. Both built-in checks and
> web service checks.
> With the wireless access card removed, the shutdown time is the same.
>
> Any tips to reduce this time would be appreciated.


See if this is set and undo it if it is:
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/244/

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Dont run the 3rd party trash,seems odd a mvp would promote such nonsence...
Try R.clicking my computer,properties,advanced,start-up,settings,in the
scroll
box,the last 2 words should end in-fast detect If more is there,edit,and
delete
the added,close out.

"Richard Goh" wrote:

> I have a laptop computer with XP/SP2 that takes over 4 minutes to complete
> the shutdown.
> The logging of and the saving settings portion takes less than 30 seconds.
> Then the "Windows is shutting down" screen stays for 3 minutes and 40
> seconds with a lot of hard drive activity. Then a clean shut down.
>
> I suspect a background file is the cause, but how had I determine what
> process could be doing this.
> This is a backup computer and does not have a lot of software installed.
> I know that the following background programs are operating:
> AVG Pro
> MS Antispyware
> MS wireless card (access point is filtered for this MAC address)
> MS firewall
>
> I don't have any screen savers, or other known utilities running.
> It checks to be free of virus and spyware. Both built-in checks and web
> service checks.
> With the wireless access card removed, the shutdown time is the same.
>
> Any tips to reduce this time would be appreciated.
>
>
>

Dale
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
I aso have slow shutdown, so I did what you suggested. Ended in fast detect.
Now what? I suspect MVP provides solutions to MS problems as an extension of
MS Support. There is so much going on.

"Andrew E." wrote:

> Dont run the 3rd party trash,seems odd a mvp would promote such nonsence...
> Try R.clicking my computer,properties,advanced,start-up,settings,in the
> scroll
> box,the last 2 words should end in-fast detect If more is there,edit,and
> delete
> the added,close out.
>
> "Richard Goh" wrote:
>
> > I have a laptop computer with XP/SP2 that takes over 4 minutes to complete
> > the shutdown.
> > The logging of and the saving settings portion takes less than 30 seconds.
> > Then the "Windows is shutting down" screen stays for 3 minutes and 40
> > seconds with a lot of hard drive activity. Then a clean shut down.
> >
> > I suspect a background file is the cause, but how had I determine what
> > process could be doing this.
> > This is a backup computer and does not have a lot of software installed.
> > I know that the following background programs are operating:
> > AVG Pro
> > MS Antispyware
> > MS wireless card (access point is filtered for this MAC address)
> > MS firewall
> >
> > I don't have any screen savers, or other known utilities running.
> > It checks to be free of virus and spyware. Both built-in checks and web
> > service checks.
> > With the wireless access card removed, the shutdown time is the same.
> >
> > Any tips to reduce this time would be appreciated.
> >
> >
> >

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Dale wrote:
> I aso have slow shutdown, so I did what you suggested. Ended in fast
> detect. Now what? I suspect MVP provides solutions to MS problems as
> an extension of MS Support. There is so much going on.

See if this is set and undo it if it is:
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/244/

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--

Dale
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
And further more (From another post):
There are a lot of links on this NG to independent gurus and problem
> solvers. How do I know they can be trusted?

You can't. You can only start to trust if you stay here long enough to
learn about the people posting solutions.

"Andrew E." wrote:

> Dont run the 3rd party trash,seems odd a mvp would promote such nonsence...
> Try R.clicking my computer,properties,advanced,start-up,settings,in the
> scroll
> box,the last 2 words should end in-fast detect If more is there,edit,and
> delete
> the added,close out.
>
> "Richard Goh" wrote:
>
> > I have a laptop computer with XP/SP2 that takes over 4 minutes to complete
> > the shutdown.
> > The logging of and the saving settings portion takes less than 30 seconds.
> > Then the "Windows is shutting down" screen stays for 3 minutes and 40
> > seconds with a lot of hard drive activity. Then a clean shut down.
> >
> > I suspect a background file is the cause, but how had I determine what
> > process could be doing this.
> > This is a backup computer and does not have a lot of software installed.
> > I know that the following background programs are operating:
> > AVG Pro
> > MS Antispyware
> > MS wireless card (access point is filtered for this MAC address)
> > MS firewall
> >
> > I don't have any screen savers, or other known utilities running.
> > It checks to be free of virus and spyware. Both built-in checks and web
> > service checks.
> > With the wireless access card removed, the shutdown time is the same.
> >
> > Any tips to reduce this time would be appreciated.
> >
> >
> >

Dale
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Thanks Shenan BTW I got it the in your previous post. In another post you
were highly recommended.

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Dale wrote:
> > I aso have slow shutdown, so I did what you suggested. Ended in fast
> > detect. Now what? I suspect MVP provides solutions to MS problems as
> > an extension of MS Support. There is so much going on.
>
> See if this is set and undo it if it is:
> http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/244/
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
>
>
>

Richard Goh
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
This registry line was set to "1", But changing it back to "0" had no
effect.

"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:Ozzd19vXFHA.3380@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Dale wrote:
>> I aso have slow shutdown, so I did what you suggested. Ended in fast
>> detect. Now what? I suspect MVP provides solutions to MS problems as
>> an extension of MS Support. There is so much going on.
>
> See if this is set and undo it if it is:
> http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/244/
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
>

Richard Goh
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
My two other computers have "/NoExecute=OptIn after "fast detect" and they
close normally. What is this change supposed to do?

"Dale" <Dale@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0494A9D0-2B0D-486C-BC73-6B6AF59C18CE@microsoft.com...
>I aso have slow shutdown, so I did what you suggested. Ended in fast
>detect.
> Now what? I suspect MVP provides solutions to MS problems as an extension
> of
> MS Support. There is so much going on.
>
> "Andrew E." wrote:
>
>> Dont run the 3rd party trash,seems odd a mvp would promote such
>> nonsence...
>> Try R.clicking my computer,properties,advanced,start-up,settings,in the
>> scroll
>> box,the last 2 words should end in-fast detect If more is
>> there,edit,and
>> delete
>> the added,close out.
>>
>> "Richard Goh" wrote:
>>
>> > I have a laptop computer with XP/SP2 that takes over 4 minutes to
>> > complete
>> > the shutdown.
>> > The logging of and the saving settings portion takes less than 30
>> > seconds.
>> > Then the "Windows is shutting down" screen stays for 3 minutes and 40
>> > seconds with a lot of hard drive activity. Then a clean shut down.
>> >
>> > I suspect a background file is the cause, but how had I determine what
>> > process could be doing this.
>> > This is a backup computer and does not have a lot of software
>> > installed.
>> > I know that the following background programs are operating:
>> > AVG Pro
>> > MS Antispyware
>> > MS wireless card (access point is filtered for this MAC address)
>> > MS firewall
>> >
>> > I don't have any screen savers, or other known utilities running.
>> > It checks to be free of virus and spyware. Both built-in checks and
>> > web
>> > service checks.
>> > With the wireless access card removed, the shutdown time is the same.
>> >
>> > Any tips to reduce this time would be appreciated.
>> >
>> >
>> >

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Dale wrote:
> I aso have slow shutdown, so I did what you suggested. Ended in
> fast detect. Now what? I suspect MVP provides solutions to MS
> problems as an extension of MS Support. There is so much going on.

Shenan Stanley wrote:
> See if this is set and undo it if it is:
> http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/244/

Richard Goh wrote:
> This registry line was set to "1", But changing it back to "0" had no
> effect.

Usually takes 2+ reboots..

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--


Very slow shutdown