Slow on close down

  Hunslet 11:43 25 Feb 2007

Hello all, hope someone can help with this problem.We had an issue with the sound problem which is now sorted,but a system restore was carried out in the process.This has now caused the PC to 'hang' for about 2 mins when close down is pressed.Having searched for answers I tried the solution below.

Sat, 10/06/[email protected]:39
It will take about 8-10 seconds for Windows to close after the fix:

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
This was great for the 1st close down (took about 10 seconds)but now it is back to 2/3 mins.All was fine before the system restore took place - any suggestions ? I am running XP.
Mnay thanks,Spike.

  FreeCell 12:42 25 Feb 2007

click here

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Couple of sources of further help.

  dms05 13:16 25 Feb 2007

FreeCell - your first links recommendation on closing down Terminal Services has solved a Start Up and Shutdown problem on my Acer Laptop. Many thanks!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:08 25 Feb 2007

Shutdown problems
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  Hunslet 15:23 25 Feb 2007

Cheers for the replies,had a look through and seems to be getting into something I don't want to mess with (not an expert with pc's..).
The thing is,why would it close down straight away after following Jackoms solution but then revert back to a slow close down again ?

  Technotiger 15:27 25 Feb 2007

Hi, check which programs you have still active in the Taskbar at bottom of screen - one of them may be causing the hold-up...iObit Smartdefrag (which I use and is great) can cause this, if any are still active right-click their icon(s) and click exit, before shutting down.

  Hunslet 11:06 26 Feb 2007

Thanks Tt but still not solving the problem.What I have found out is the wife had done a system recovery instead of system restore - would this cause any problems,pc was perfect with a very fast shut down since this was performed.

  Hunslet 08:33 28 Feb 2007

Hello again,the latest update to my problem is,when i start the pc up (very quick)and dont go online,then close down (very quick)there is no problem, only seems to be slow closing down when i have been on line ? what could be causing this problem, i dont leave any programmes running and exsit game sites etc. in the correct way.Any help on this one please,Spike.

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