Shutting down windows XP-sp2

  spike47 13:38 25 Jan 2009

I have just done a install on a clean HDD that i have just bought for my re-build , but it seems to take ages to shut down as anyone any ideas has to why .


  lotvic 13:45 25 Jan 2009

Some common causes and solutions on Ramesh's site ( click here

  peter99co 13:46 25 Jan 2009

This may cure it. It will take about 8-10 seconds for Windows to close after the fix:

1- Start/Run and type Regedit
3- Click on “Control” [highlight]
4- Select “Wait to kill service timeout” [in right hand pane]
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.

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