windows taking its time to restart/shutdown

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dominic02, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. dominic02

    dominic02 Guest

    when i go to either shut down or restart it takes a while for my computer to actually start to shutdown. It just sits there as if i hadn't told it to shutdown or restart. Then after a minute or two programs start shutting down and than windows shutsdown. Does ayone know what could be causing this?
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Welcome to the forums dominic02. :)

    For starters have a look over here. Let us know if you find anything or not.

    If not let us know a little more about your setup.
  3. dominic02

    dominic02 Guest

    Heh yea i always forget to say what i've got.
    I've got a 2.8ghz p4b, 512mb ram, 64mb ATI radeon 9000 running windows xp professional.

    That site looks great, haven't gotten a chance to go through it yet though.

    Thanx for the reply.
  4. FourDiceS

    FourDiceS Guest

    I've had this problem before where I could wait up to 5 minutes for my pc to Shut down. If you have a Via chipset Install the latest 4in1 drivers and it will fix your problem.

    Good luck
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

    try this

    open regedit


    then change waittokillservicetimeout to a lower number, that way xp will wait less time before killing services as it shuts down

    theres also a AutoEndTasks (change to 1) setting in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    This forces any task, that does not respond to the shutdown, to end.
    You can also change Value of WaitToKillAppTimeout The default: is 20000 milliseconds (20 seconds). If the user process does not end by this time, AutoEndTasks is invoked.

    can try all at once or one of them at a time, whatever

    always backup regkeys before changing them
  6. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

    How about using bootvis to improve the shutdown speed?

    And check if the pagefile is beeing cleared on shutdown:
    Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile.


  7. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

    I don't know the link to BootVis by heart, so here it is.


  8. FourDiceS

    FourDiceS Guest

    You should really try installing the right via drivers first.