Slow shutdown problem...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by MadDog986, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. MadDog986

    MadDog986 Guest

    I tryed to do a search for this but didnt find anything....

    Is there a tweak to make WinXP shutdown faster?? :huh:

    When i shutdown (using 'Shutdown' or pressing the button), it goes to a blue WinXP page that says "Saving Settings" or something like that and it takes forever!! Like 20-30 secs sometimes .... :eek: .... i want it to be an instant turn off. I know with W2k u can press shut down and its off in like 2 secs.

    Any help would be great! Thanks in advanced! :happy:
     
  2. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    go to registry
    hkeylocalmachine>system>currentcontrolset>control
    change the value of waittokillservicetimeout to a lower value 200~500....!
    i change it to 100.... no prob...! ;)

    this should make ur pc shutdown faster!
     
  3. neonwizard

    neonwizard OSNN Addict

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    Heres some:

    Fast shutdown

    Another, if you are clearing the pagefile at shutdown, that will slow you down too.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management - ClearPageFileAtShutdown

    if it's set to 1 it's on so you will have to modify it to 0
     
  4. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    You think 20-30 seconds is bad? My dad's computer takes 2-10 minutes (literally) to shutdown. No idea why. The pagefile isn't being cleared on shutdown and the wait to kill service is set to 100. Just glad it's not my computer. ;)
     
  5. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

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    Mine takes between 2 - 10 minutes as well, real pain in the butt
     
  6. MadDog986

    MadDog986 Guest

    Thanks for the sugguestions! Ill give them a try... :happy:

    I just HATE waiting for things when im on the comp, i cant stand waiting for something to happen. I have a 1.8ghz P4 comp and it just takes way to long to shut down. Latly ive just been holding the button on the comp tell it shuts off so i can reboot lol
     
  7. onewecallgod

    onewecallgod Guest

    can this tweak go horribly wrong?
     
  8. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    Which one? The waittokillservicetimeout- tweak? Not that I heard of.
    Why are you asking?
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Something else to do>

    Open the control panel/sounds & audio/sounds. Remove the 'exit windows' sound.
     
  10. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    Try this fix HERE It worked for me
     
  11. onewecallgod

    onewecallgod Guest

    im talking about the first one. i want to try it, but i also want to know the risks involved
     
  12. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    I made the adjustment in my regedit to 200 but it didn't help. It still takes 25 to 30 seconds to shut down. Also I looked in regedit where neonwizard described and I didn't find session manager in the control folder. I also have my windows exit sound removed. I'm guessing its a program I'm running. I did notice after removing the windows messenger my pages have loaded faster and the system overall more smooter. When I checked my running running processes and startup the only things different running are memory turbo, killer popup, and accelerate. I've run these before. ?
     
  13. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    OK I found it. I was temporarily blinded. I'll change the value to 0 and see if that helps..

    napalm...
     
  14. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    OK, I changed the "clearpagefileatshutdown" value to 0 and I'm still getting about 20-25 seconds of blue screen before shutting down. I tried the other suggestions as well without any luck. I do have SP1 installed.
     
  15. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    OK, any other ideas with improving the shutdown time in XP, because these tweaks aren't working for me. Before I used the program "Evidence Eliminator" my PC was shutting down in under 10 sec. Now its still taking about 30 to 35 sec.
     
  16. U2Penn

    U2Penn U2Penn

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    i can understand if it took several minutes for the computer to shut down but what's so bad about 30-40 seconds? i never heard of a computer shutting down in 5 seconds before. i dunno....
     
  17. LeeJend

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    Duh, Congrats Napalm, you naplmed yourself. What do you think evidence eliminator does????

    It goes through all your files when you say shutdown and deletes all the junk windows stored in it's "lets narc on the user feature" (web surfing sites, etc.).

    That is what is taking 20-30 seconds to shutdown.

    Get rid of the Evidcence if you want a fast shutdown.
     
  18. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    for me... 30 to 40 sec is very long! :(
     
  19. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    I don't use it anymore and did all my tweaks after the fact. I'm not that stupid leejend Dah-"ork"... And yes before I was having this problems my PC was shutting down in under 10 sec.
     
  20. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    After doing a complete circle on this slow shut down problem, I've come to the conclusion that I should just leave the damn thing alone, so I reset all my original values for some very simple and basic reasons that someone mentioned in an original post I ignored. What happened to me If you shut down windows too quickly it doesn't allow for other programs to shutdown properly, and I was getting program shutdown warnings which XP forced to shut the programs down faster then what they're suppose to. Now I don't think that is too good for the programs.