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Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:59 PM
Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:42 PM
Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:54 PM
Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:31 PM
This usually happens when system fails to unload some device driver or shutdown some service when shutting down Windows. System keeps waiting for the service/device driver to unload.
From what you write, you are running 2 firewalls simultaneously and Avira. You can try uninstalling one of the firewalls. I would also test by uninstalling all such antiviruses or services that run in background. You can use System Internals AutoRuns tool, and tinker with different non-Microsoft services/apps.
It may also happen, because you are shutting down before properly terminating network connections. You may try turning off LAN first.
You can also edit the registry to auto-terminate the services/apps that are not responding to system shutdown event. You can set these values:
Set AutoEndTasks at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop to 1. The Value 1 means Windows will terminate automatically apps/services which are taking long time to respond to shutdown event.
Set WaitToKillAppTimeout at HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop to 5000.
Set HungAppTimeout at HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop to 1000.
Set WaitToKillServiceTimeout at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control to 5000.
Ofcourse backup your registry first.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 04:09 PM
Edited by hamluis, 25 July 2008 - 04:11 PM.
Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:55 AM
Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:11 PM
After making sure you're not running two antivirus/firewalls at the same time, you might try uninstalling any old software you no longer use. Run Windows cleanup, including the Other Tools section to get rid of old useless system restore points. Then run checkdisk and finally run defrag. If you've never defragged in 18 months, it's time.
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