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This is really starting to annoy me. Formatted my tower just last week, and one on three times that I reboot the shutdown sequence hangs for 10 minutes! I've done everything within my knowledge to optimize and help the boot time, had tuneup modify some settings... and yet it still hangs.

I'd like some of your tips on how to fix this issue, cause after all we know it isn't malware, and it definately shouldnt be "wear" on windows itself, this is just some dumb windows malfunction that needs a tweak here and there.

Any insight would be mucho appreciando.
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Did you set this in system control, start and maintenance

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Indeed I did keith, I thought I had changed it but it still says the defaults, how odd...

**EDIT

That is to say, yeah I changed it to close automatically, but even then, the programs that do stall ask me once they finally decide that they're hanging.

Edited by Vaillant, 21 October 2006 - 07:38 PM.

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They updated tune up this week if you haven't already

Have you got an HP printer, or if you disconnect the USB leads for any peripherals, does it shutdown quicker, turning them off will not help
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Yeah, but I use USB alot... no HP printer, but I've got these things on USB:

-Cannon printer
-external hdd (usually off I only use it for backups)
-mouse
-webcam
-wire for my mp3 player, which is just to avoid going in the back or pluging it in all the time, the wire just sits on my desk till I plug the player on the USB mini

didnt update tuneup yet, will go do that... your USB explanation makes sense, but isnt there another way to alleviate the problem than unpluggin them?
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Unplugging them only to tie it down to them, if so, then we can look at the drivers etc for whatever it is
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yeah I was about to add something sorry keith...
but this hanging problem is NOT constant, it only occurs every once in a while, I cant say if it will help or not...

shutdown hangs often after a long uptime, seeing how my computer is nearly always on, when I reboot after a 15, 20hrs uptime, it hangs on reboot...

now we all know that shouldnt be, and this is what I'm hoping to solve.
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Bit of a chore, but when you close a programme, check with task manager processes after a couple of minutes to see it has stopped
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Had already checked that one before... Task manager seems to be ending the processes like it should be doing Keith.
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Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit, select all, right click any file, click delete, confirm, reboot

It can be that windows is looking for bits of programmes which are no longer on the system

3 am UK - see you later :whistling:
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Allright keith, thanks for your help tonight, I will try that and get back to you... Like I said, it's after a long uptime that it stalls, so will give this a few days, and see if it still stalls.

I'll get back to ya, thanks.

-Joe
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Anyone know how to remove the .NETBroadcastEventWindow.1.0.5 hang when I try to shutdown or restart Windows XP Pro?
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Well, Keith, thank you again for another problem solved quickly. Wether it be the pagefile or the update to tuneup, the problem has been resolved. All my reboots scince my last post have been extremely quick, as should be expected of a freshly formated (and now running on SATA) windowsXP home.

Thanks, and till the next one :whistling:
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Thank You for letting me know
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