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Windows XP takes long time to shutdown (Resolved).


Best Answer Jackpine , 26 September 2016 - 06:37 AM

Hi phillpower2, Before I followed your instructions, I completed a game that I was playing and then deleted it from my computer. When I shutdown, everything worked as it was supposed to, i.e., the... Go to the full post »


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Greetings,  I'm hoping someone here can help me with this problem.

 

For the last couple of weeks (for no apparent reason), my computer takes a lot longer to shutdown than it used to take.

 

The way things used to be: I click on the Start button, then click on log off.  A window appears that says "Saving settings."  After maybe 5 or 10 seconds, another window would appear with a button to shutdown.  I click on the shutdown button and everything shuts down after another few seconds.

 

The way things are now:  Everything as before, except approximately 2 minutes passes from the time the "Saving setting" message appears until the shutdown button appears.

 

Thanks for the help.


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Hello Jackpine,

 

When you next use the computer and are then ready to shut down check Task Manager to see what/if anything is running that may explain the slow shut down time/s.

 

To access the the Windows Security dialog box and Task Manager press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

 

Let us know what is running when you are trying to log out of Windows.


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Hi phillpower2,

Before I followed your instructions, I completed a game that I was playing and then deleted it from my computer. When I shutdown, everything worked as it was supposed to, i.e., the 2 minute lag between "saving setting" and shutdown was gone. I restarted and shutdown again, and the process as still normal. I guess the game I was playing was the cause for the lagging.

Thanks for responding to my question, but I don't believe I need any further assistance.
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Hello Jackpine,

 

Thanks for the update and hopefully resolving the issue yourself  :thumbsup:

 

See how things go and any re-occurrence let us know here, if we don`t hear back from you after a week or so we can mark your thread as resolved.


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