sluggish computer

  aksuzbero 16:26 30 Jul 2009
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hi guys
i have a fast laptop that is usually quick.
it is iften sluggish to startup and slow.
how can i speed it up.
it is vista business so i turned of aero and that helped a bit.
i also went into msconfig and disabled some startup items and defragged.
any ideas?

  Clapton is God 16:40 30 Jul 2009

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  Clapton is God 16:44 30 Jul 2009

Try this to improve slow shutdown:

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

Normal setting is 2000 but can safely be reduced to 200 for a quick shutdown. Sometimes in PCs, including my own, an extra nought is added on to make it 20000. Not sure why this happens but when it does it leads to a very long shutdown time.

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