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Old October 26th, 2005, 05:25 AM
captainrk captainrk is offline
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XP Home takes a very long time to turn off

I am experiencing really long shutdown and logoff times whenever I turnoff my computer. It's like it freezes and after over 5 minutes it goes to the Windows is logging off screening then a few more minutes before it says it's saving my settings. I am thinking something is running in the background that is slowing the process but I don't know what if that is actually the problem. Anyone experience anything like this?
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Old October 26th, 2005, 05:04 PM
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Have you done a thorough system cleanup recently? Scanning for and removing all spyware, running Disk Cleanup (Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup), scanning for and removing viruses and finally, running Disk Defragmenter (also in System Tools) might be all that's needed.
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Old October 26th, 2005, 05:43 PM
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You could also disable unnecessary items from startup. Plus the disk clean up and defrag that Miz mentioned will help spped up shut down and boot. Here's a link which is normally very helpful for shutdown issues, check it out.
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Old October 26th, 2005, 09:53 PM
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Thx, I'll try those steps and check out the site if I am still having problems.
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