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
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.