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    Long Shutdown Time (Window XP Professional)

    I am recently experiencing very long shutdown times. The screen "Windows is Shutting Down" remains fixed for over 8 minutes, and then the system either restart or shutsdown depending on which option I selected. No programs are running in Task Manger at the time I shut down. The same problem occurs if I elect to shutdown immediately after a a restart. It appears that some program running in the background is slow to shutdown. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?

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    Re: Long Shutdown Time (Window XP Professional)

    Do you happen to have "clear pagefile at shutdown" enabled? I have found this will slow shutdown considerably.
    You can read about enabling this at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314834 (MSKB # 314834) To DISABLE this just set the value to "0" instead of "1".

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    Re: Long Shutdown Time (Window XP Professional)

    Jim, take a look at the Event Viewer to see if there are any notations about services or applications not responding. That's the first thing to check.
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    Re: Long Shutdown Time (Window XP Professional)

    Check your firewall. My computer took 7 minutes to shut down. When I reloaded ZA the slow shut down disappeared.

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    Re: Long Shutdown Time (Window XP Professional)

    I have never set or enabled Clear Page File at Shutdown unless it was done automatically by some program I installed. Is there some way to check this other than diving into the registry?

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    Re: Long Shutdown Time (Window XP Professional)

    No entries in Event Viewer indicate that there are any nonresponding services or applications.

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    Re: Long Shutdown Time (Window XP Professional)

    I checked my registry. The value is set to 0 thus Clear Pagefile is not enabled.

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    Re: Long Shutdown Time (Window XP Professional)

    Suggest a Google search on the two words
    XP Shutdown
    Loads of possibly useful hits!
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    Re: Long Shutdown Time (Window XP Professional)

    Do you have a Logitech keyboard? If so, check their support site.

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