speed up windows closing

  ken1949 15:36 01 Feb 09
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Is there anyway I can speed up my PC shutdown? I have been told to click New then click shortcut and type shutdown-s,
but this will not work on my Vista PC with SP1! any ideas.

Ken

  Clapton is God 15:40 01 Feb 09

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.

  TonyV 15:57 01 Feb 09

Is there a similar system for XP?

TonyV

  rawprawn 16:08 01 Feb 09

This solved my problem
Click Start, type Registry Editor in the search field and press Enter.
Type regedit.exe and click OK.
Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
Double click ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
Change the value data to 0.
Close the Registry Editor.

  rawprawn 16:08 01 Feb 09

This solved my problem
Click Start, type Registry Editor in the search field and press Enter.
Type regedit.exe and click OK.
Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
Double click ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
Change the value data to 0.
Close the Registry Editor.

  rawprawn 16:09 01 Feb 09

Sorry for the double post.

  TonyV 16:20 01 Feb 09

Thanks. I trust ken1949 doesn't think I have hi-jacked his thread, but at least there are two answers here now!

Thanks

TonyV

  Clapton is God 16:52 01 Feb 09

In XP it's exactly the same as in my post of 15:40

  Clapton is God 16:57 01 Feb 09

In fact my answer was originally designed for XP.

The only change for Vista is to substitute 'Run' at point 1 to 'Search Field'.

  TonyV 17:01 01 Feb 09

I didn't have the “Wait to kill service timeout” in my registry. But when I used rawprawn's method, I had the required keys. Mine was already set to "0".

Cheers

TonyV

  Diemmess 17:20 01 Feb 09

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