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    Slow shutdown of XP (XP SP2)

    I have been searching for a solution to my very slow shutdown which started happening after I had applied SP2 so very long ago. (mentioned in <post:=564,495>post 564,495</post:> for one place) Well, I am happy to report that the shutdown process has finally been corrected! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> Unfortunately, I managed to do two things at the same time and I am not sure which was the solution. Yes, I know when troubleshooting, one change should be made at a time.......

    I went back through this excellent page Thank you, JohnGray for pointing me back to this link! and tried one more item listed under "Shutdown works, but it's Real Slow" - item #3. I don't use Remote Assistance, Fast User Switching or Remote Desktop so I didn't mind disabling this service. And when I had to reboot for changes to take place, I also found that there were updates and IE7 asking to be installed. So I allowed this action to happen as well.

    The process went very slowly......but it completed and rebooted. And then being the ever curious Skitter that I am, I rebooted the computer once again and YES, the computer speedily shutdown and rebooted! <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35> I am pretty certain that it was disabling of Terminal Services that corrected my problem but I don't really know.

    I don't know if any of this will help anyone else but just in case it might, I thought I'd share my happy ending. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Slow shutdown of XP (XP SP2)

    Hi Skitterbug,
    Happy New Year.
    I'm glad to see your slow shutdown seems to be cured.
    My guess is that by disabling the three Services mentioned, is what ramped up the shutdown speed.
    It does take some time to disable some of the running services and some take more time than others to do it.

    Of course, you could always enable one of the services at a time to see what effect they have on the time cycle, then disable them again. It always feels much better to know what causes things to happen, rather than guessing that it may have been so and so that did it.
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    Re: Slow shutdown of XP (XP SP2)

    Hi Bob

    I guess I didn't do a very good job explaining what I did. I only disabled Terminal Service. The reason I mentioned the other three services is because they are dependent on Terminal Service to be running. So I only shut down the total of one service - Terminal Service - intentionally. And I could restart this service to see if it recreates the slowdown problem but I don't want to push fate! It is such a relief after what - at least a year - of 2 to 3 minute waits for my computer to shutdown or reboot after patches, etc. Maybe one day when I am feeling adventuresome or after I back up my HD, I'll give it a go but not for the time being! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Slow shutdown of XP (XP SP2)

    Skitterbug,
    You just accomplished the same thing with one step instead of three. I would have done it the other way because it gives you a little more flexibility in re-enabling them if necessary.
    BUT, as long as you are happy, so am I! ( as the saying goes ) <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>
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    Re: Slow shutdown of XP (XP SP2)

    <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> I'm happy! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    And Happy New Year to you too! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Slow shutdown of XP (XP SP2)

    <img src=/S/kiss.gif border=0 alt=kiss width=34 height=15> <img src=/S/cloud9.gif border=0 alt=cloud9 width=25 height=23> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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