Intermittent long shutdown



johnf
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
No big hassle, but I'm puzzled.
Usually when I shut down, the 'Saving your Settings' takes about 5-10 secs.,
but every few days, even though I may have only logged on to play a basic
simple game or access another program which doesn't affect any change of
settings, it takes 1-2 mins.
Does anyone have an explanation for this?

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johnf

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
I would also suggest running a disk cleanup and checkdisk:

Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310312&Product=winxp

How to Perform Disk Error Checking in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315265&Product=winxp

Also, install the following:

User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1b286e6d-8912-4e18-b570-42470e2f3582&displaylang=en

What's User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean)?
http://www.windowsitpro.com/Articles/Print.cfm?ArticleID=42257

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"johnf" wrote:

| No big hassle, but I'm puzzled.
| Usually when I shut down, the 'Saving your Settings' takes about 5-10 secs.,
| but every few days, even though I may have only logged on to play a basic
| simple game or access another program which doesn't affect any change of
| settings, it takes 1-2 mins.
| Does anyone have an explanation for this?
|
| --
| johnf

johnf
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
Thanks, Carey, will try that.

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johnf

>I would also suggest running a disk cleanup and checkdisk:
>
> Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310312&Product=winxp
>
> How to Perform Disk Error Checking in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315265&Product=winxp
>
> Also, install the following:
>
> User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1b286e6d-8912-4e18-b570-42470e2f3582&displaylang=en
>
> What's User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean)?
> http://www.windowsitpro.com/Articles/Print.cfm?ArticleID=42257
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "johnf" wrote:
>
>| No big hassle, but I'm puzzled.
>| Usually when I shut down, the 'Saving your Settings' takes about 5-10
>| secs., but every few days, even though I may have only logged on to
>| play a basic simple game or access another program which doesn't
>| affect any change of settings, it takes 1-2 mins.
>| Does anyone have an explanation for this?
>|
>| --
>| johnf

Michael T
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
In addition to the good suggestions from Carey Frisch you may also want to
visit this web page. In the links on the left side click on "SHUTDOWN IS
SLOW".

http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm


"johnf" <john_f@bigpond.net.a> wrote in message
news:Ow68IlDgFHA.272@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> No big hassle, but I'm puzzled.
> Usually when I shut down, the 'Saving your Settings' takes about 5-10
> secs., but every few days, even though I may have only logged on to play a
> basic simple game or access another program which doesn't affect any
> change of settings, it takes 1-2 mins.
> Does anyone have an explanation for this?
>
> --
> johnf
>

johnf
07-10-2005, 01:39 AM
Thanks also Michael, I'll wade through the lot, but as it's intermittent, it
will be a short while before I report back, I think.

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johnf

> In addition to the good suggestions from Carey Frisch you may also want
> to visit this web page. In the links on the left side click on
> "SHUTDOWN IS SLOW".
>
> http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm
>
>
> "johnf" <john_f@bigpond.net.a> wrote in message
> news:Ow68IlDgFHA.272@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> No big hassle, but I'm puzzled.
>> Usually when I shut down, the 'Saving your Settings' takes about 5-10
>> secs., but every few days, even though I may have only logged on to
>> play a basic simple game or access another program which doesn't
>> affect any change of settings, it takes 1-2 mins.
>> Does anyone have an explanation for this?
>>
>> --
>> johnf


Intermittent long shutdown