very slow or doesn't shut down at all

  the old man 18:08 26 Dec 2004

Have noticed recently that when I shutdown it seems to take an age or that a complete shutdown just doesn't seem to happen and I have to reset then close down. Any suggestions.

  pinfog1 19:11 26 Dec 2004

very little info to go on; what are you running win98 or winXP?

  the old man 14:56 27 Dec 2004

athlon 2000+, win xp, 512 ram, 128 fx5200 nvidia, 20g and 80g hdd, zone alarm, avg7, spyware blaster, spybot s+d. everything upto date.

  dp600 09:09 28 Dec 2004

This is happening to me as well ,also running XP Home.

  Jackcoms 09:35 28 Dec 2004

Try this to cure slow shutdown. It should take about 8-10 seconds for Windows to close after the fix:

1- Start/Run and type Regedit
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, the 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.

  AragornUK 09:39 28 Dec 2004

Hmmm...Just read this thread and had a look - mine too is sitting at 20,000........... no wonder it's taking 30+ seconds to shut down :oS

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:14 28 Dec 2004

Mines at 20000 aswell

  the old man 17:54 28 Dec 2004

thanks for help. settings were at 20000.
just another point on start up times. from power up to user login screen takes 62 seconds, is this good slow or fast. have checked msconfig for start up programs and stopped some.

  MASE 1 19:08 28 Dec 2004

Just had a look at mine, changed it from 20000 to 200
unfortunatly nothing has changed, it still takes a good 30 secs to close

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