Windows shut down

  Mad Mick 16:56 06 Apr 2004

About 5 or 6 days ago there was a very helpful thread that showed instructions on how to close down Windows XP quickly. It involved editing the registry to change a value to 200. Can some helpful person point me to this helpful tip.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:01 06 Apr 2004

click here

I had the same problem after formatting my drives some time back and found the following improved my shutdown from around 1 minute to 10 seconds or less. Sounds complicated but easy to follow if you take your time. Use caution if you have never edited your registry before as a mistake may cause your operating system to stop working. :o(

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

  Mad Mick 17:03 06 Apr 2004

DJohn you are a stunner!! Very many thanks for that speedy response.

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