Shutdown Problems

  firerescue999 15:39 08 Oct 2006
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My PC wont shutdown properly. When windows is saving the settings the screen freezes and the only way to turn the PC off is to turn it off at the wall. Any ideas?

  terryf 15:45 08 Oct 2006

system restore assuming it is winxp

  firerescue999 15:50 08 Oct 2006

Yes it is win xp. I have tried system restore and no joy. I have reformatted the hard drive and I still have shutdown problems. I then did all updates and still no joy, doh.

  Jackcoms 16:09 08 Oct 2006

This may cure it:

1- Start/Run and type Regedit
2- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CURRENT CONTROL SET/CONTROL
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.

  firerescue999 17:17 08 Oct 2006

Worked a treat, thanks

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