Turn off window slow in showing up!

  jamtarts 20:58 29 Apr 2009

Every time I click on the start button then the turn off computer button the little arrow changes to an egg timer and it takes a couple of minutes for the window to show up. Any ideas?

  PalaeoBill 00:59 30 Apr 2009

Do you have any network drives mapped?
Also worth bringing up the task manager to see what processes are running; system may be having trouble shutting down a service.
Look in the event log for any errors/warnings.

  jack 09:07 30 Apr 2009

to close each program that is active one by one then- click turnoff- The machine will also complete any work you may have been doing and carrying out updates, and the Protection programs will be doing their thing too.
The more you have had going the slower the shutdown.
If you are a busy bee you could try 'Hibernate' instead.
This save all work to disk and then on startup the machine returns to where you left it.
Hibernate -hover mouse over 'Standby' then press
'Right Shift' click OK.

  jamtarts 19:05 30 Apr 2009

I do have a lot of things saved on my computer. What if my memory is running low, would that cause the window to be slow in appearing?

I'll try shutting down the programs I know one by one the next time I turn off the comp :D

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