Win XP Shutdown-Registry change

  iscanut 18:49 08 Feb 2008

My PC is VERY slow to shut down, far slower than my previous older one. I have found a Registry key that deals with this..WaitToKillServiceTimeout. This has a value of 20,000. I have read an article in which it says to reduce the value to 1000. Does anyone know if this would be OK to do. It does seem a drastic reduction. Can some of you have a look at your Registry key and let me know what the value is set at ?
The path is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control Thanks.

  iscanut 18:50 08 Feb 2008

Sorry..this should have been in Helproom as I don't expect beginners to be dabbling in the Registry. No harm where it is but if FE can move it, may help. My apologies.

  MAT ALAN 18:56 08 Feb 2008

reduce value to 200, the true value you have is 2000 but sometimes an extra 0 is added (not sure why) my PC is set to this figure, good luck...

  Clapton is God 20:17 08 Feb 2008
  fishface113 21:50 08 Feb 2008

Microsoft have a tool called "hive services cleanup tool". This effectively forces programs out when shutting down. It made a difference for my old XP machine. You will have to search their website for it because it was a while a go when I used it.

  Sea Urchin 23:20 08 Feb 2008

Here is the tool suggested by fishface113

click here

  iscanut 10:31 09 Feb 2008

Thanks guys..20000 is a ridiculously long time. Will modify to 200.

  iscanut 10:13 10 Feb 2008

Have modified to 100 even, but still seems to take an age..Will leave alone and put up with it. At least it boots up very quickly!

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