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    SLOW shutdown (Home Ed, SP2)

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    Re: SLOW shutdown (Home Ed, SP2)

    For the first question, I would open up Task Manager to see what is running, then experiment with closing specific applications to see if they are causing any undue delay. It may be something like a real-time virus scanner not wanting to let go.

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    Re: SLOW shutdown (Home Ed, SP2)

    What service pack level is installed? Can you give us more information about the hardware and software you are running? Many of the KB articles will apply to both Home & Pro even though they seem to be for Pro. Have you checked out the following:
    Resources to help troubleshoot shutdown problems in Windows XP, FIX: The shutdown procedure takes a long time to complete. There are many other KB articles too numerous to list that deal with shutdown problems.

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    Re: SLOW shutdown (Home Ed, SP2)

    Also, your definition of SLOW, to me any thing over 20 seconds will be slow on a XP machine that is 2 years old or newer. A older machine, with less ram, slower processor and smaller drive will take longer.

    My machines take about 30 seconds to shut down, depending in the number of setting changes I have made since the startup.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: SLOW shutdown (Home Ed, SP2)

    Hi, this could be a number of things, and you should try the suggestions so far. However it might be a user profile not unloading properly, and there is a utility to fix this which runs as a once-only. I've attached a readme.txt file which explains what it does and gives the name, so you should be able to find it on the net. This may help.

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    Re: SLOW shutdown (Home Ed, SP2)

    Thank you all for your responses and suggestions.

    I still found that the sites deal, generally, with the Pro edition, but thanks, Joe, for posting them.

    The shutdown time is between 20-30 seconds; perhaps, I was just impatient and expecting more for the newer, faster system.

    Appreciate your time.

    I found a reference to a shutdown shortcut, and I post it here in case anyone else is interested: It comes from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,462.asp
    After creating a shortcut to the C:WindowsSystem32Shutdown.exe shortcut, in the Target box in the Properties box you add to the command line either a

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    Re: SLOW shutdown (Home Ed, SP2)

    One thing about some of these quick shut downs, the settings may NOT be saved and you will have to go back and make them again <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: SLOW shutdown (Home Ed, SP2)

    So far as the shortcuts are concerned, if you download a free trial copy of TweakXP V4. it includes desktop shortcuts to Reboot & Shutdown as part of the prog.

    Try it at TWEAK XP

    There is another similar group that's called Super FAst Shutdown, but you do have to be aware of what Dave mentioned about saved settings, if for example, you use Zone Alarm. ZA doesn't like not being given enough time to close out, so Super Fast may not be the thing to use, if that is the case.
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