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XP takes 5 mins to shutdown


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Jezza

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I'm running XP, and recently had to repair it (using the method listed in this forum). Now when I go to shutdown my computer, it literally takes abour 5 minutes to shutdown. It just seems to sit there without doing anything.

It's not a major drama, but is very annoying. What could be the problem, and is there anyway to fix it?

Thanks.
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gerryf

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http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

Download the User Profile Hive cleaner from the above page, install it and reboot.



If that does not help, start > run
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Look under SYSTEM and APPLICATION at the time during a shutdown and report any errors (red Xs) you see
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Well that uphcleaner thing has improved the logoff by a huge lot, however it still hangs for a while in part where it says windows logging off.

I've checked the event viewer, and all the system problems occur on the 22nd of feb. I've experienced this slow shutdown last night, and it has no associated errors with it. I also cannot tell if the errors occur during a shutdown or not. As far as I can tell, the errors that do occur in applications are not before a shutdown, because it lists more stuff going on in other applications after the error, and before the break in time which represents the shutdown time.
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next step

start > run
cmd
<enter>

chkdsk /r
<enter>

say yes to schedule on next boot
reboot

take a walk this will take a while

Afterwards, you will need to defrag your harddrive

See if that helps
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