Closedown hang

  henry246 10:49 06 Nov 07

Hi all, what would cause a very long delay between hiiting the "turn off computer" icon and the closedown windows option window?
The laptop in question is on a lan. Would a dormant sync cause this?
Expectantly Henry 24

  birdface 11:18 06 Nov 07

press Ctrl Alt Delete at the same time ,it takes you into Task Manager.Processes.Under CPU what program is using the highest %.It could be Microsoft looking for up-dates before shutting down.

  The F1 Help Key 12:57 06 Nov 07

Speed Up Ur Shut down !!

Start Regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
Click on the "Control" Folder.
Select "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"
Right click on it and select Modify.
Set it a value lower than 2000 (Mine is set to 200).

and !

Like previous versions of windows, it takes long time to restart or shutdown windows xp when the "Exit Windows" sound is enabled. to solve this problem you
must disable this useless sound. click start button then go to settings -> control panel -> Sound,Speech and Audio devices -> Sounds and Audio Devices -> Sounds, then under program events and windows menu click on "Exit Windows" sub-menu and highlight from sounds you can select,choose "none" and then click apply and ok. now you can see some improvements when shutting down your system

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