Does anyone have a small proggy they can post here which will speed up my shutdowns. Taking four mins at the moment but no other progs are running on shutdown except Incredimail. Or if you know of a tweak I would be pleased to have it. My machine is running like s**t since SP1.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
Click on the "Control" Folder.
Right click on it and select Modify.
Set it to a value lower than 2000 like around 200 to 500
See if that helps you out.
As always when tweaking registry, make a backup of your registry setting in case you want to revert back.
If you are there in the registry anyway you could also check if you have 'clear pagefile at shutdown' enabled. This makes shutdown very slow.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
Select ClearPageFileAtShutdown from the list on the right.
Rightclick on it and select Modify.
Change the value to 0 to disable.
Reboot your computer.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS