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Laptop Extremely Slow to Shut Down


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#1 Cassiopeia

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:03 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 600m. Recently, shut down takes forever. All right, between three and five minutes. (It feels like forever.) Boot takes too long, as well. It seems to take an inordinate amount of time to load drivers and such.

In addition, there are times when the system dramatically slows, but the processor is not running at 100 per cent. Other times, it is running at 100 per cent, but most is taken up by the system idle process.

I have defragmented the hard drive. I have run Spybot, Ad-aware, Secure Clean, and CleanUp! I have removed several programs that weren't all that important to me. The number of photographs is not that great. There is very little, if any music. (The original .wav files are there, but nothing downloaded.)

The Event Viewer has no alerts.

So, any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Edited by Cassiopeia, 19 November 2009 - 08:09 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:47 PM

Try running chkdsk /r on the system.

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter or OK. Type Y in response to onscreen query/message and hit Enter.

Reboot the system and let the command run. Command will execute and then the system will attempt to boot into XP.

How large is the C: partition and how much free space currently exists on it?

How much RAM is installed on the system?

Error message content?

Windows XP Shutdown Troubleshooter - http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

Troubleshooting Windows Shutdown Problems - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...s-Shutdown.html

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:02 AM

Try running chkdsk /r on the system.

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter or OK. Type Y in response to onscreen query/message and hit Enter.

Reboot the system and let the command run. Command will execute and then the system will attempt to boot into XP.

How large is the C: partition and how much free space currently exists on it?

How much RAM is installed on the system?

Error message content?

Windows XP Shutdown Troubleshooter - http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

Troubleshooting Windows Shutdown Problems - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...s-Shutdown.html

Louis


It took a while, but I did it all. Shut down is still over three minutes.

My C: partition is 71.1GB and free space is 34.9GB. RAM is 1GB. No error messages on shut down. A look at the event viewer displays no problems.

I have used Clean UP! to get rid of extraneous files. I have used Spybot and Ad-aware. I now have McAfee for anti-virus. I have removed all software that is not needed, such as google task bar, google search bar, yahoo search bar, etc...

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:19 PM

May I add my two cents' worth.

This MS program MAY help you with the shutdown:

Microsoft User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean)

Info and link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837115

Direct link:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

I find it very effective for dealing with shutting down services, quickly.

Just checked before coming online; from clicking on 'Turn Off' to complete shutdown - 13 seconds.

Unresponsive bloated programs may need more attention.




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