WXMAN 10:36 20 Dec 05

Hi ,slow shutdown was cured 18 months ago,wait to kill reset from 20,000 -2,000 ,shutdown in 25
sec, nowback up to 3mins.I am unable to find
wait to kill,have been down the following,
regit, hkey_local_machine/system,current control set/control, on the right of the screen i have the setting wait to kill 2,000, but still have
3 min shutdown any advice please

  Big Elf 10:47 20 Dec 05

You can force a shutdown by creating a shortcut with the properties %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 0

I use it without problem but it will shutdown everything without asking for changes to be saved in open documents.

  dagwoood 14:31 20 Dec 05

If you have errors numbered 1517 and 1524 in event viewer, you could try this click here

HTH, dagwoood.

  Dazza40 19:59 30 Jul 06


  Nortius Maximus 21:40 30 Jul 06

Auto kill tasks on shutdown

To allow Windows XP to close non-responsive applications automatically upon shutdown:

REGEDIT and navigate to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop'
Highlight the value 'AutoEndTasks.' Change the value to '1

Increasing XP shutdown speed - Reducing wait times

The first part of this tweak deals with setting the amount of time Windows will take to kill open applications on shutdown.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
Highlight the 'WaitToKillAppTimeout' Set value to '1000' (from 20000).
Highlight the 'HungAppTimeout' value Set it to '1000'

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
Highlight the 'WaitToKillAppTimeout' value. Set it to '1000' (the default should be 20000).
Highlight the 'HungAppTimeout' value. Set it to '1000' also.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\ControlHighlight the value 'WaitToKillServiceTimeout' Change this value to '1000.'

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