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Long Shutdown time on XP (SP1)

laurian
Dabbler
Posts: 18
Registered: 10-09-2007

Long Shutdown time on XP (SP1)

Does anyone have any good ideas/techniques for diagnosing the cause of long shutdown times in XP? It takes about 5-6 minutes to shutdown. It's a fully patched (with the excpetion of SP2!) and my only clue is that I installed "VideoStudio 8" from ULEAD and I think that it happened then. I remember emailing ULEAD on this but despite a few emails they never responded.

Any advice on this would be useful.

Thanks,

Ian Fidler
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Long Shutdown time on XP (SP1)

it could be that a service is hanging when you try to reboot. go to start -> run and type services.msc and disable the ones you do not need to see if this has an effect

buz
the_norris
Grafter
Posts: 463
Registered: 02-08-2007

Long Shutdown time on XP (SP1)

Installing this util from Microsoft might help - User Profile Hive Cleanup Service

URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1b286e6d-8912-4e18-b570-42470e2f3582&displa...

Has helped in my case - also use it at work too.

Edit: TIP - best to use the MSI installer. Download and run like a normal EXE file.
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Long Shutdown time on XP (SP1)

You need to tweak the registry settings for:

"Hung Application Timeout"

"Wait to Kill Application Timeout"

"Wait to Kill Service Timeout"

Search for them in the registry and set the values to 1 sec, 1 sec and 2 secs respectively.

Alternatively download Cacheman XP and tweak it from there if you don't like editting the registry.
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Long Shutdown time on XP (SP1)

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Search for them in the registry and set the values to 1 sec, 1 sec and 2 secs respectively.


I think the values are in 1000ths of a second, so the values should be 1000, 1000 and 2000?Huh
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Long Shutdown time on XP (SP1)

the values are in 1000ths of a second

and its
"HungAppTimeout" and "Wait ToKillAppTimeout"