Slow shut down

  kiddgame2000 12:10 09 Mar 06
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Ever since i downloaded napster my computer has started to take at least 1 minute from when i prees the shut down button to when it leaves windows and goes to the blue screen which says Xp is shutting down.

Any suggestions why this might be.

  BurrWalnut 13:49 09 Mar 06

I don't know anything about Napster but a general way of speeding up the closing of WinXP is to modify a registry key :-

Go to Start, Run, type regedit and navigate to registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet and click on the Control folder. Look for WaitToKillServiceTimeout, right click it and choose Modify. Change it to something less, say, 1000.

Create a system restore point first just in case you have 'finger' problems.

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