Shut down doesnt work

  nandran 17:23 25 Dec 2008

Its a new computer with everything already installed on it. The operating system is windows vista and it boots up very quickly. It has that new feature 'sleep' which hibernates the computer, which works fine as well. However, it refuses to shut down! Every time I select the shut down option it just hangs, Ive left it a whole night to no avail! The restart option doesnt work either, ive had this problem since i got it and am trying to sort it out while i still have time! I looked at a couple of other threads and tried

"To change Windows to shut down the services quicker, open the registry editor, and browse down to the following key


You should see a key in the right-hand window called "WaitToKillServiceTimeout", with a default value of 20000, which represents 20000 milliseconds, or 20 seconds. You can change this to a value of 5000 for 5 seconds. "

but to no avail any help would b appriciated

  rawprawn 10:12 26 Dec 2008

Try this, but backup the registry first.
Click Start,> Run > Type regedit.exe and click OK.
Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
Double click ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
Change the value data to 0.
Close the Registry Editor.

  chub_tor 10:55 26 Dec 2008

There is also a useful link here click here

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