Win XP Pro slow shut down

  Legolas 18:13 11 Jan 2003
  Legolas 18:13 11 Jan 2003

Win XP takes ages to shut down anybody know how to speed it up?

  VoG™ 18:16 11 Jan 2003

click here - scroll down to SHUTDOWN WORKS, BUT IT’S REAL SLOW

  Elrond 18:37 11 Jan 2003

I have a similar problem and i've found out it's because of my AV McAfee Software. If i actully turn it off manually before shutting down, shut-down flies thru but if i leave it and just shut-down it's quite slow. So it's probably some pprogram taking ages to close that's your problem

  VoG™ 18:40 11 Jan 2003

I also found that this was slowing mine down click here

  Legolas 18:43 11 Jan 2003

Thanks for both replies I have followed the advice on the page you directed me to VoG™ but I cant try it at the moment as I am downloading and do not want to switch of but as soon as that is done I will see if it has helped and post back.

  dth 19:27 11 Jan 2003

I have found it slow at the best of time - if you use a firewall (zone alarm for example) it takes even longer. Note that in all the promo stuff about Win XP - it says 'the fastest start up operating system from Microsoft ever..'. Nothing about it taking 6 years to shut down!

  Elrond 19:29 11 Jan 2003

It aint that fast starting up either. I often go on to me dad's win98se PC and find his is quicker.

  VoG™ 19:34 11 Jan 2003

You can speed up XP start up using BootVis which should be available from click here performance/fastboot/default.asp

However, this is giving a page cannot be displayed error at present.

  VoG™ 19:35 11 Jan 2003

Or click here performance/fastboot/BootVis.asp

  VoG™ 19:36 11 Jan 2003

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