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#1 bassinbob54


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:00 AM

i have windows 7 on my laptop and just recently i'v noticed that after a restart my computer is takeing several minutes to shut down. No n ew programs or apps have been downloaded lately and i dont understand why the slow shutdown. Does anyone know what is happening?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:23 AM


Here are some steps you can take to try to speed up Windows Shutdown. Before editing the registry, be sure to either create an image of your system partition or backup the registry. If you don't know how, please ask.


 1) Make sure "clear pagefile at shutdown" is not enabled:

start - run - regedit

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]


Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown value to 0



2) Start - Run - Regedit

Navigate to the following Registry key:

HKEY CURRENT USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Double click on the AutoEndTasks entry and replace the 0 with a 1 in the Value data text box


For the next two, if the dword value indicated does not exist, create it:


Double click on the WaitToKillAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 2000


Double click on the HungAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 1000




3) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control

Right-click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout and change it to 2000



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