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shutdown-restart box appears). I have tried clearing the cookies and temp internet files but the above problem is ...
17th March 2007, 21:33 #1
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pc taking too long to shut down
I am using xp and my pc takes ages to shut down( atleast 3-4 minutes before the
shutdown-restart box appears). I have tried clearing the cookies and temp internet files but the above problem is still there.
18th March 2007, 13:31 #2
Have u tried deleting all unnessacary files and doing a defrag ???
18th March 2007, 13:43 #3
Have you tried checking the drive for spyware ? I use, http://www.spybot.info/en/mirrors/index.html and http://www.lavasoft.de/products/ad-a...e_personal.php, then disc cleanup under start>all programs> accesories>system tools>disc cleanup and then a defrag, also worth doing a virus scan, if that doesn`t help try start>run, type cmd then push enter, then type sfc/scanonce and put your xp disc in the drive and do a restart.
18th March 2007, 16:21 #4
To be honest I find the best way to solve these types of problems is to just reinstall windows, you can do an install that just deletes the existing windows folder and makes a new one. This way you don't lose any important data u just have to setup windows again
18th March 2007, 17:27 #5
If you boot with xp you can overwrite windows without losing anything, just choose the second repair option.
18th March 2007, 17:40 #6
Should be this problem just recently appeared it could be easily resolved by rolling back your system using system restore from the help menu.
other things to try are typing msconfig into the run box and disable any programs thats are running all the time that u hardly user from the startup options i.e quicktime
18th March 2007, 18:27 #7
Or check the task manager and try and identify all the running processes. Then close all the ones you know about and watch which ones are taking a while to close during shutdown.
25th March 2007, 23:15 #8
The User Profile Hive Cleaner from Microsoft will probably help your machine shutdown a lot quicker. It cleanly terminates all the processes etc when you log off or shutdown
Do a search in google for it.
27th March 2007, 10:50 #9
I once read in a magazine a statement along the lines of:
Originally Posted by dpowerful1
"Reinstalling Windows everytime your PC goes wrong is like rebuilding your house when a lightbulb blows!"
Whilst I see where you are coming from about reinstallation creating a new Windows folder. You still lose all your program settings and some registry information, meaning most programs need a reinstall.
"Using a sledgehammer to crack a nut" also rings a bell. For these problems it's best to try find out what the problem is so at least you can be prepared for it should it happen again
27th March 2007, 12:58 #10
Well said that man! totally agree imho.
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