XP Pro log off

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Robbie34, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. Robbie34

    Robbie34 Guest

    I installed Windows XP Pro - clean install - about six weeks ago. Recently it has taken ages to log off when I shut down. I have uninstalled all of those programs that I thought may be causing the problem but without success. Before logging off I have also closed every application but it still takes about three minutes before I get the message "logging off", and it then shuts down in about ten seconds.

    Has anyone experienced this problem and how was it solved?
  2. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

    I get this yeh.

    Have you tried Defragmenting? Probably doesnt help but it helps with my dad's computer on 98. 6 weeks is a long time to gather files and get them mashup so try defragmenting. Im no expert in the matter, but It probably works :D
  3. eNuffSaid

    eNuffSaid Guest

    Before you actually "log off" but have already closed *all* running programs, open task manager and view the Processes tab. Is there perhaps a process still running of a program you have already shut down? Most entries will sound like latin, but perhaps you can isolate a few 'strange' entries; terminate them, and try a shut down / log off. Is it any faster?

    Kind regards,
    Willem Moolenaar
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    Have you used the tweak to clear the pagefile before closing down? If so, change it back.

    Otherwise, there might be some programs or services not closing down properly.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    change the setting to 2000

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    Change this one to 5000
  5. Robbie34

    Robbie34 Guest

    Amazing. I de-fragged the drive and it worked.

    I never thought it would as it's a brand new 60Gb Western Digital which I installed and then did a clean install of XP Pro. It has 91% of free space.

    Thanks for all of the help.
  6. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    Hmmm - Wester Digital - say no more :(
  7. Robbie34

    Robbie34 Guest

    And what is wrong with Western Digital? They give an excellent guarantee so they can't be unreliable. I had a WD in my last pc, which I bought in 1995 and sold to a friend, and it is still running perfectly.

    In any case. it was probably not the HD but a corrupt file that was fixed by the defrag utility.
  8. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    if you have the Nvidia Helper program loading in services that adds a chunk to shut down time..
  9. rodneyck

    rodneyck Guest

    Also, if you are using any kind of home networking, pci ethernet, etc functions/hardware then that could add to the start up and shut down time.