Shut Down time too long

  lilythepink 20:06 07 Feb 08

My Dell Inspiron 6400 will not shut down and sits for hours just shutting down. What could the problem be?

  Clapton is God 20:18 07 Feb 08

This may cure it:

1- Start/Run and type Regedit
3- Click on “Control”
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. Sometimes in PCs, including my own, an extra nought is added on to make it 20000. Not sure why this happens but when it does it leads to a very long shutdown time.

  lilythepink 20:41 07 Feb 08

thank you have done as you suggested and will let you know. thanks again

  bluto1 21:30 07 Feb 08

Glad I looked in here. Your answer to mib worked a treat for me, hope mib gets on as well. Thanks.

  lilythepink 22:05 07 Feb 08

thanks that has worked fine. thank goodness.....

  Tim1964 23:26 07 Feb 08

Just changed the value on mine (Vista HB) from 20000(!!!!) to 200 as it also took ages to shut down.

Will see how it goes.

  roy 23:35 07 Feb 08


  lotvic 10:14 08 Feb 08

Have changed mine to 200 (from 20000) (XP pro mce)
It is a lot better now - I had been wondering why it was so sluggish to shut down. Many, many thanks.

  Procrastinus 16:05 08 Feb 08

Many thanks.
Changed XP Home from 20000 and much faster now.

  lilythepink 22:33 13 Feb 08

Mine was quick once and then it has slowed down again, and on some occasions will not shut down until I hit the on/off button. Any more suggestions, please let me know. thanks

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