Delayed Win XP shutdown

  bulldog1957 15:46 11 Dec 2004

Hi, Just built a new PC with win XP Pro installed. The problem I have is the comp. is taking a while to shut down. I have read somewhere there is a registry tweek that can be applied to shut down quicker. Can anyone help point me in the right direction.

  bretsky 16:08 11 Dec 2004

Just found this:

Accelerate shutdown.

You can accelerate Windows 2000’s or XP’s shutdown processes too, although it requires a trip to the Registry Editor.

Go to Start, Run, type Regedit then navigate to Hkey_Local_Machine/System/ CurrentControlSet/Control and select the Control folder. Right click on WaitTokiliServiceTimeout, select Modify and reduce the value to less than 500 the default is 20,000 (20 seconds). This shortens the time XP or 2000 waits before automatically shutting down apps.

bretsky ;0)

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