Thanks...a related problem I have is the time it takes to shut down. I have a new pc, fast processor, but my previous 6 year old cluttered up pc shut down in half the time of this new one. I have checked to see if any AV or spyware programs are scanning before shutting down, but can't see any such activity. It certainly starts up very much quicker! Is there anything I can do to speed it up or check ?
On the Windows desktop, right-click and select New and Shortcut.
If you are using Windows XP, in the command line path, type the following exactly: SHUTDOWN -s -t 01
Please note the spaces before the hyphens and after "t".
Click Next, name the shortcut and click Finish. Now, to shutdown Windows, just double-click this shortcut.
By the way, speaking of shutting down your computer, here's another handy trick. Just consider today's tip a twofer!
You can restart Windows without going through the entire boot or start process. This is pretty handy to know when you make changes and want to see if they work. Simply click Start and Shutdown and then, hold down the Shift key after selecting Restart. Click OK.