XP Pro log off

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Robbie34

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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?
 

DFX

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#2
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
 
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eNuffSaid

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#3
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
 
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allan

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#4
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
HungAppTimeout
change the setting to 2000

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
WaitToKillAppTimeout
Change this one to 5000
 
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Robbie34

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#5
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.
 
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Robbie34

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#7
Originally posted by beatlesdb
Hmmm - Wester Digital - say no more :(
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.
 
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RobbieSan

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#8
if you have the Nvidia Helper program loading in services that adds a chunk to shut down time..
 
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rodneyck

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#9
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.
 

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