XP shut down takes forever

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by knd1, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. knd1

    knd1 Guest

    Lately XP has been taking forever to shut down or even to reboot. Could this be due to a third party software or a setting in the registry. Anyway to tweak this problem? (only software i have running in background is NAV2002 and Kerio PFW). Thanks!
  2. djmorgan

    djmorgan OSNN Addict

    If you have a nvidia video card then use drivers 23.11 and above

    If your still at a loss try this MSMVP site HERE
  3. knd1

    knd1 Guest

    shut down

    Thanks wonderworm. I Have KazaaLite and a couple of others. what would i look for in resolving software conflict when shutting down. Any settings in the REG? I dont have NVidia so that rules that out. Im using a laptop and when at home its connect to a network. Thanks!
  4. Khayman

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

    could try changing thse reg keys

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

    HungAppTimeout & WaitToKillAppTimeout

    lower the values and see what happens
  5. knd1

    knd1 Guest

    shut down

    Thanks guys, I think I;ve got it. I lowered the value and it seems to work.
  6. allan

    allan Guest

    By the way, the Prefetch folder has absolutely nothing to do with shutdown time. It is a cache file that helps speed application loading and/or boot process (depending on the registry setting).

    Nor would an "application conflict" be a likely culprit in shutdown time. That might cause all sorts of problems, but you'd know about it long before you tried to close out.
  7. Xtrecate

    Xtrecate Guest


    You mentioned you had been using 3rd party tweaking programs. In nearly all of these you have the ability to enable 'clear pagefile on shutdown'.

    If this setting is enabled, disable it and you will find your shutdown time decreases, in some cases quite drastically. (Depends on the size of your pagefile).

    The advantage to clearing the pagefile at shutdown is slightly better system performance. You make the call, I have it enabled on a couple of my systems, and disabled on the rest.
  8. Tbird94sc

    Tbird94sc Guest

    disable page file clearing during shutdown
  9. knd1

    knd1 Guest

    shut down

    I disabled the pagefile, it sure sped up the shut down process. Thanks again guys!