Slow Shutdown

  dave h 12:53 23 May 07
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There used to be a program for the Amiga which created a log of the shutdown sequence. Does anyone know of a similar program for the PC. My shut down time is extremely long.

  jarani 14:04 23 May 07

dave - just a thought

do you have MS updates clicked on auto ? - if you have, they sometime take forever to download at shutdown - they seem to be on some repeat cycle - on one occasion it took overnight to shutdown - jarani

  jarani 14:06 23 May 07

ps - I unclicked auto updates and everything returned to normal - jarani

  recap 14:12 23 May 07

click here The link doesn't show you the shut down sequence or a program that does, what is does do is - hopefully - help you with how to shut down the system?

  Jackcoms 14:56 23 May 07

This may cure it:

1- Start/Run and type Regedit
2- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CURRENT CONTROL SET/CONTROL
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.

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