XP shut down

  woodchip 20:03 17 Feb 2005
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XP Desktop is that slow to shut down, I can just about start and shut down my Win98se comp in the same time that XP shuts down. Why is it so slow saving settings etc. Laptop is a lot faster shutting down, running XP

  JonnyTub 20:06 17 Feb 2005

Try here woodchip click here

  woodchip 20:11 17 Feb 2005

No it's not any of them in the link. It shuts down OK but it take such a long time.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:12 17 Feb 2005

Check your antivirus is not trying to scan networkdrives /floppies /CD on shutdown

  woodchip 20:15 17 Feb 2005

No just checked Avast none of those enabled

  JonnyTub 20:15 17 Feb 2005

Then i'd go with fruitbat on this one, check av settings

  Jackcoms 20:16 17 Feb 2005

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

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

Normal setting is 2000 but can safely be reduced to 200 for a quick shutdown. In one or two systems that I've seen, including my own, an extra nought was added on to make it 20000. Not sure why this happens but when it does it leads to a very long shutdown time.

  JonnyTub 20:20 17 Feb 2005
  Carpigiani 20:25 17 Feb 2005

And yet another one click here

  woodchip 20:28 17 Feb 2005

Before trying the above, I have just checked in MSCONFIG only got two item ticked but two I do not recognise

PSDrvCheck.exe This I think is Pinnacle software

and

Dumprep 0 -k this I think may have something to do with Memory.

I have also had a couple of times that windows closed that Memory could not me writen at such and such address whatever that means

  woodchip 20:29 17 Feb 2005

That should read four items with a tick

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