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Thread: Xp Takes Ages To Shutdown

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    When ever i shut down Xp Pro it saves myy settings fine then moves on to the Windows is shutting down stage then it takes at least 5 minutes for it to power off. i have to hold my finger on the power button for 15 seconds for it to shutdown in a hurry, any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    Dont hold the button down, thats not good for the comp. Its normal for it to take that long go to tweakxp.com this may help.

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    and what am i looking for mate?

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    Ok let me find it for you.

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    Take a newly installed version xp that has just been installed and shut it down. It will shutdown just like that in a snap.

    Now take a version of xp that you have all your favorite apps and settings on and try shutting it down, it will take a long time. Computers running xp seem to shut down faster when they dont have hardly any other programs installed. But by the time you put the service packs, applications, etc. on it it takes a while to shut down.

    If you cant wait that long then just hold your finger on the power on button like you said before and it will shutdown instantly. Unless your working on a document or project that you didnt save, its not gonna hurt your pc or o.s. to turn it off like that.

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    I disagree with the above.
    On my machine running XP pro with a lot of programs running, shutdown takes about 15 seconds.
    The entire restart cycle takes 35-40 seconds.

    Make sure that you are not clearing the page file at shutdown.
    That can slow things down dramatically.
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    Get and run "XP Antispy".

    This turns off a load of apps in XP that you dont need (and in some cases certainly dont want) running in the background.....speeds up the loading/shutting down.

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    Originally posted by clocker@20 September 2003 - 17:01
    I disagree with the above.
    On my machine running XP pro with a lot of programs running, shutdown takes about 15 seconds.
    The entire restart cycle takes 35-40 seconds.

    Make sure that you are not clearing the page file at shutdown.
    That can slow things down dramatically.

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    Pardon?
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