XP Slow shutdown



Karen
07-10-2005, 10:34 AM
It seems my new computer with XP is taking longer and longer to shut
down. From the time I click on shut down, till it's ready to turn off
is 30 seconds. It used to be a lot quicker.

What's slowing it down?

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 10:34 AM
Karen wrote:
> It seems my new computer with XP is taking longer and longer to shut
> down. From the time I click on shut down, till it's ready to turn off
> is 30 seconds. It used to be a lot quicker.
>
> What's slowing it down?

Do any tweaking?
Look up the registry key to clear the pagefile at shutdown and make sure it
is set NOT to do that.

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Richard Urban [MVP]
07-10-2005, 10:34 AM
You may have many processes and background programs running. These take time
to gracefully terminate. You may also have a poorly written program running
that does not want to be terminated. The system may have to send many
requests before it will happen.

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"Karen" <sinn@scia.net> wrote in message
news:L22Ae.2052$Q75.351608@newshog.newsread.com...
> It seems my new computer with XP is taking longer and longer to shut down.
> From the time I click on shut down, till it's ready to turn off is 30
> seconds. It used to be a lot quicker.
>
> What's slowing it down?

S.Sengupta
07-10-2005, 10:34 AM
http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm
SHUTDOWN WORKS, BUT ITíS REAL SLOW

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

Karen wrote:
> It seems my new computer with XP is taking longer and longer to shut
> down. From the time I click on shut down, till it's ready to turn off
> is 30 seconds. It used to be a lot quicker.
>
> What's slowing it down?


XP Slow shutdown