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Very Slow Shutdown

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Demos_sav, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Demos_sav

    Demos_sav New Member

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    Can you please help me make my shutdown quicker? It takes a lot more time than it did before.:banghead:
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    AthlonX2 HyperVtX™

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    we need to know what happened that made it slower?
  3. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Hold the power button for 3 secs. It just won't save all the windows setting you may of change in that season.


    To be honest, I have done this for years.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2006
  4. bruins004 New Member

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    It could be that you dont close all of your programs before you shut down.
    This will make Windows have to save all the data in the programs that you didnt shut down and then shut itself down.
    So if you have a lot of programs open it will take longer.
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    Demos_sav New Member

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    I don't know why it became so slow. I already tried with no programs running and it is still the same.
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    Make sure there are no discs in any of your drives. Keeping BF2 in my comp at shutdown causes it to take 15+ min to shutdown.
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Funny, I am having the same problem. I think it's my motherboard since I noticed it after switching.
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    it might be temp files. get advanced windows cleaner and ccleaner off of majorgeeks and run them.
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    Couple things might help:

    1.) Did you set your system to wipe/clear the pagefile.sys @ shutdown? You can check that here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314834

    STEPS

    1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
    2. Change the data value of the ClearPageFileAtShutdown value in the following registry key to a value of 1 (BUT, in YOUR CASE? MAKE SURE IT'S ZERO/0 hex or decimal, doesn't matter, same value):

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

    If the value does not exist, add the following value:
    Value Name: ClearPageFileAtShutdown
    Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 1 (again, 0 in your case)

    &/or

    2.) Sometimes, in some cases, the "User Profile Hive Cleanup" service (by Microsoft) MIGHT help... here is a readup on it, if you elect to install & use it (best imo, in multiuser/LAN type scenarios, but take a read anyhow):

    DESCRIPTION: A service to help with slow log off and unreconciled profile problems.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en

    :)

    * Good luck, hope those help some... they can & have, in diff. cases I have seen, & do slowdown shutdowns.

    APK
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    Thank you!!!

    I've changed that value. It was 1. I 'll set it to 0. I'LL UPDATE SOON:D

    IT WORKED!!!!!!
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2006
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    Sounds like you have applications running that you don't know about. Check the task manager w/all windows closed. Use MSCONFIG in start menu.startup to delete applications you don't want/need to run. You could also have a virus/spyware/etc!!
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    OMG..
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DaMulta
    Hold the power button for 3 secs. It just won't save all the windows setting you may of change in that season.


    To be honest, I have done this for years.





    lol my thought exaclty :p
  14. Alec§taar New Member

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    GOOD KARMA REPLY, lol

    GOOD!

    :)

    * I am glad this 'set of tricks' regarding this I put up above/earlier worked out for you!

    (& all I ask is? Well, IF you see this happen to someone else?? Well, now YOU have the answers, & can help them + "pay it forward")...

    APK

    P.S.=> Good Karma? Goes a LONG ways... apk
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    Alec +1 :rockout:
  16. Alec§taar New Member

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    LOL!

    :)

    * Really? It is Demos Sav "+1"... he wins, because now? He's 'straight' & working/running!

    APK
  17. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    also do you have windows restore set to auto if you disable that it shuts down faster to

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