Acer laptop shut down

  phil.smith 20:28 17 Feb 08
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My Acer laptop is suddenly taking ages to shut down after I click the shut down button. Sometimes I have to try three or four times before it shuts down.
Any thoughts please?

  Slamdunka 20:33 17 Feb 08

Maybe you can see if you have a thumbdrive or an external drive in the laptop that took mine forever to shutdown and sometimes it wont... You may have lots of processses running so check that

  howard64 20:33 17 Feb 08

This may cure it. It will take about 8-10 seconds for Windows to close after the fix:

1- Start/Run and type Regedit
2- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CURRENT CONTROL SET/CONTROL
3- Click on “Control” [highlight]
4- Select “Wait to kill service timeout” [in right hand pane]
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.

  phil.smith 20:36 17 Feb 08

Thanks Howard 64 - will give it a go.

  phil.smith 19:50 18 Feb 08

Howard - tried your suggestion but even when changed to 200 still did not shut down. So did a System Restore and now all seems OK - touch wood!!

Thanks again

Phil

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