Shut Down after SP2 ?

  roygbiv 11:41 13 Nov 2006

Since installing SP2 (on XP),

The PC takes along time to shut down ??

I click start/Shut down- the “egg timer” shows, and it takes about 3 minutes, for the “shut down” window to show.

When I click, the shut down icon, it (seems to hang) but the “egg timer” shows busy, for about 20 minutes, before the PC does shut off. Is this right ???.

  roygbiv 12:41 14 Nov 2006


  Jackcoms 12:46 14 Nov 2006

This may cure it:

1- Start/Run and type Regedit
3- Click on “Control”
4- Select “Wait to kill service timeout”
5- Right click and select “Modify”
6- Set to a lower value than 2000
7- A setting of 200 will be sufficient

Normal setting is 2000 but can safely be reduced to 200 for a quick shutdown. Sometimes in PCs, including my own, an extra nought is added on to make it 20000. Not sure why this happens but when it does it leads to a very long shutdown time.

  vinnyT 12:49 14 Nov 2006

Might be worth checking if any of your security progs are scheduled to scan on shut down. Also check that defragmenter is not set to run at shut down (although this is unlikely).

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