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Why Is My Computer Shutdown So Slow?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:22 pm

Starting a few days ago it takes about 4-5 minutes from the time I click shutdown to the time it turns off. Normally is about 20 seconds. I scanned my computer with Spyware Doc and Adaware but I can't find anything.
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RE: Why Is My Computer Shutdown So Slow?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:48 pm

I have the same problem. Sometimes it doesn't even shut down at all unless I press and hold the power button.

Are you using Media Center?

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RE: Why Is My Computer Shutdown So Slow?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:36 pm

Try a rollback to a date before this problem started and see if that helps. If it does, try and figure out what's changed between then and now.
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RE: Why Is My Computer Shutdown So Slow?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:52 pm

Think it depends on how many programs are running simultaneously in the background when a shutdown request is made - Try knocking out some of them in the start-up menu - those you dont need.

This happened to ours and that was suggested to us. It made a big difference.

Hope that helps

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RE: Why Is My Computer Shutdown So Slow?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:15 pm

This happens sometimes. It might not be any spyware, but when you start Windows several other programs (quicktime, adobe for an example) startup to. These programs take a lot of time to shutdown.
Put in "msconfig" in your "run", then click on "Autostart" banner, then remove every program that you don't need @ startup.

Good Luck
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RE: Why Is My Computer Shutdown So Slow?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:25 pm

I use media centre and it does seem to have slowed down the past few weeks, sometimes i hit the standby button on my remote control and it shuts down straight away.

Where does the time go???
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RE: Why Is My Computer Shutdown So Slow?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:26 pm

Go Ctrl-Atl-Del --> Task Manager. You'll see a list of programs that your PC is running. One or some of these is likely to be the culprit. I see you're not mentioning any antivir software, so your PC may well be infected and running "hijacked" processes. You can kill any number of those programs from Task Manager. Experiment and see if your shutdown improves after some programs are manually terminated.
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RE: Why Is My Computer Shutdown So Slow?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:18 am

can you run the registry editor or msconfig when it's on?

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