shutdown problems

  ReyesKing 18:55 12 Dec 2004

when i click shutdown it takes a very long time to get the shutbox to display and then afterwards to finally power down. can somebody please help me? I am running Windows XP, have Norton Internet Security 2005 and Sygate Firewall. I use msnmsgr and also a NTL Broadmand medic prgram. I really appreciate any help and hope someone can help me overcome this problem.

  Graham ® 19:21 12 Dec 2004

I'll start the bidding with

Slow shutdown Win. XP

1- Start/Run and type

3 Click on “Control folder”

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

  Graham ® 19:24 12 Dec 2004

I think I got the above from click here

  ReyesKing 20:08 12 Dec 2004

thanks but taht didnt work any more ideas???

  Graham ® 20:30 12 Dec 2004

Could Norton be the problem? Sorry if this is covered in my link, I haven't read it for a while.

But I remember Norton doing something in the background, scanning drives etc., which slowed things down. Try disabling Norton to prove.

  VoG II 20:33 12 Dec 2004

The story so far click here

  Graham ® 21:32 12 Dec 2004

Ah! The old double-posting ploy! So it is proven to be Norton!

Anything else we can help you with, ReyesKing?

  The Spires 22:08 12 Dec 2004

Have you installed any cleaners such as Window Washer etc than 'clean' your page file on shut down.

  ReyesKing 18:40 15 Dec 2004

no seriously- disabling Norton completely speeds up shutdown- but Norton Antivirus is essential! please help me

  ReyesKing 17:46 17 Dec 2004

Norton antivirus - at startup a thing called ccApp runs for symantec and this causes slow shutdown- but norton is essential. what can i do!! :-(

  Graham ® 19:15 17 Dec 2004

Norton would appear to be checking for updates:

click here

I would disable ccApp at startup and update manually.

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