XP Home won't shut down Help!!

  rickf 23:31 04 Apr 09
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Hi,
I have just successfully downgraded Vista Premium to XP. However, there is one niggling problem which I can't resolve. On turning off the computer, it hangs at shutdown and I then have to power off by depressing the power button. Any suggestions fromyou expert forum members?? Thanks

  ambra4 23:39 04 Apr 09

Try doing a clean up of the registry and any temp files using

Advanced System Care 3 3.2.0

click here

If that still not helping editing these settings in the registry and changing them to lower

values, you can considerably decrease the amount of time that Windows XP needs to

successfully shut itself down.

Start-Run type REGEDIT and navigate to “KEY_CURRENT_USER\Control

Panel\Desktop\”

Highlight the 'WaitToKillAppTimeout' value.

Set it to '1000' (the default should be 2000)

Now highlight the 'HungAppTimeout' value set it to '1000' also.

Open REGEDIT and navigate to 'HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop'

Highlight the 'WaitToKillAppTimeout' value.

Set it to '1000' (the default should be 2000)

Now highlight the 'HungAppTimeout' value set it to '1000' also

Open REGEDIT and navigate to

'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\'

Highlight the value 'WaitToKillServiceTimeout' Change this value to '1000.'

This should help to speed up the time windows XP takes to shut down

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:40 04 Apr 09

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  rickf 00:18 05 Apr 09

Thanks all. Will have a look and see if suggestion/s work.

  rickf 12:22 05 Apr 09

sorted guys, thanks

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