Take forever to shuttdown

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kth, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. kth

    kth Guest

    Hello guys,
    My computer takes forever to shuttdow compare previous
    OS which is Windows ME.

    Computer : Compaq Petium 4 1.5 GHz
    Memory : 384 RDRAM
    OS : XP-Pro
    Application : Office, Visual .NET
    Hard drive : 60 GB Seagate
    Video : 64 MB

    It takes about 40 second or more to shuttdown and
    about the same to boot.
    Any ideas to better performance, please help!
    Thanks in advance

    kth :(
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    L'Ile Perrot Quebec

    Go to micro$oft and get the bootvis.exe and that should help :cool:
  3. kth

    kth Guest

    Thank you Kermit

    I will try it tonight, then I will let you know.
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    locate the waittokillservicetimeout under local machine, system, controlset001, control

    Set it to a low number like 2000 or such and that might help :)
  5. Sage

    Sage Guest

    Slow shut down

    If you have an Nvidia graphics card go to administrative tools>services> Nvidia driver helper (right click on it, select properties, disable)
  6. kth

    kth Guest

    I will try it later, but can you explain to
    me why do I have to disable it!
  7. lelu

    lelu Guest

    Re: Slow shut down

    It really works, I disable NVIDIA a couple months ago and it reduced my shut down time from 55 seconds to 15.
  8. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

    Cornwall Nr. England
    I'd try what qumahlin suggests because by default xp just sits there, idle, for ages, but if you cut the waittokill timeout this wait is reduced accordingly.

  9. kth

    kth Guest

    Thank you all

    You guys the best, with these information,
    I will do it right, to night.
    I will let you guys know later.


    Khanh :)