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Long time to shutdown!

By Kurtee
Dec 26, 2005
  1. :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: my computer now takes 5-6 minutes to shutdown recently , it was not always like this it use to take like 2 mins or less i noticed that the red light that usualy blinks not blinking in the shutdown process, does anyone know how to fix this without reinstalling xp??? :blackeye: :blackeye:
     
  2. PUTALE

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 126

    do you have norton antivirus, it sometimes will slow down the shutdown when it's detecting the floppy, you can disable the floppy detection/scanning during shutdown.
     
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    have you installed or uninstalled any software or hardware before this started? long shutdowns can also be casued by driver problems or a driver that windows doesnt like.
     
  4. Kev_Boy

    Kev_Boy TS Rookie Posts: 23

    There was a way you could force Windows to shutdown after a certain amount in your registry, i'm sure you would find it with Google.

    But I don't know whether that's advisable. Consider it a last resort if you'd get really pissed ;)
     
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