Why my system takes very long time to close ?

By robertq · 6 replies
Apr 16, 2007
  1. My computer takes a very long time to close. ( Almost 3 to 5 Min )

    Also it is very slow when burning a DVD.

    It wasn’t this way a month ago.

    Only applications I changed were Updated Zone Alarm Pro & Updated Spyware doctor. I uninstalled Spyware Doctor.

    I am not good at this & know nothing about DOS or Registry so please tell me step by step instructions on what to do.

    Thank You.

    It is :
    P4 D 3 GHz ( Dell )
    2 GB DDR2
    Win XP Pro
  2. Firebuild

    Firebuild TS Rookie

  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  4. G Ray88

    G Ray88 TS Rookie

    Are the rest of your Spyware and Anti-virus programs up to date?
    Good Luck:)
  5. robertq

    robertq TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Thank You ALL. Really useful.
  6. phkhgh

    phkhgh TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Have you used a prgm (or did you) to enable clearing the paging file at shutdown? May be useful for privacy concerns, but increases shut down time.
  7. robertq

    robertq TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 95

    I haven't installed any specific program to do that but is there a way to check it in XP ? I am not an expert on this kind of things so any step by step instruction would be highly appreciated.
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