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Old 11-09-2004, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question windowa xp taking forever to shut down????

hi, my pc takes forever to shut down. ive ran all the anti virus software etc. but to no avail. any ideas??
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3607 this is what you need to do
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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maverick,

Also run a full scan disk on the drives...and also run the anti-spyware/adware stuff . Follow this link..

http://techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=32019

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Old 11-11-2004, 05:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Mav, did any of the above work?
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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no joy im afraid.
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maverick25,

Your system specs? When did this happen? Did it happen suddenly after you installed/uninstalled anything or tweaked with registry settings?

Are you using service pack 2?

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Old 11-12-2004, 09:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Nuke it, and reinstall XP.
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Are you using service pack 2 for XP? Are you using a piratic Xp edition! and you updated your Xp to Sp2 online!

now you need to make your Xp activation
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Old 11-12-2004, 11:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Check your processes and see what applications are running before you shutdown. Chances are, you've got some crappy application you've run that's hung up and Windows can't get it to let go.

This is especially true if you run P2P software, as some shadily down P2P programs (Kazaa and Morpheus for instance) try to leave back-doors open on your system for file-sharing, and Windows has trouble killing them.

Then again, you should never run crappy 3rd-party apps on your machine anyway.
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Old 11-12-2004, 11:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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yeah ive got sp2 but ive had it for a while without probs?
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