Shut Down Util Required

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kenny uk, Sep 20, 2002.

  1. kenny uk

    kenny uk Guest

    Does anyone have a small proggy they can post here which will speed up my shutdowns. Taking four mins at the moment but no other progs are running on shutdown except Incredimail. Or if you know of a tweak I would be pleased to have it. My machine is running like s**t since SP1.

  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Start-->run-->type regedit.
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
    Click on the "Control" Folder.
    Select "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"
    Right click on it and select Modify.
    Set it to a value lower than 2000 like around 200 to 500
    See if that helps you out.
    As always when tweaking registry, make a backup of your registry setting in case you want to revert back.
  3. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    If you are there in the registry anyway you could also check if you have 'clear pagefile at shutdown' enabled. This makes shutdown very slow.
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    Select ClearPageFileAtShutdown from the list on the right.
    Rightclick on it and select Modify.
    Change the value to 0 to disable.
    Reboot your computer.
  4. kenny uk

    kenny uk Guest

    Thanks to both of you . I did the mods and hey, it works !!!