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Old 12-08-2004, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently my system takes a long time to shut down. It stays at the desktop for about 2 solid minutes and then finally it leaves and shuts down. I can't think of anything that I've done differently except for install programs such as WinMX and FileZilla. I can't see these programs affecting this. I keep my startup programs to a minimum and the maintenance programs like Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter don't help. I'm running a P4 3Ghz with 512MB RAM and 60GB hd.

Does anyone know how I can solve this?
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Old 12-08-2004, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Close all running programs before shutting down.
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Yea, I had the same problem. I removed all unnecessary programs. Scanned for spy/ad/virii and used some tweak tool to boost the loading/shutdown times. Hope that helps.
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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run a check disk. This seems to fix the problem for most our users...
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