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06-22-2002, 11:25 AM
I am running WinXP Home Edition on my computer...upgraded from WinME. It used to shut down fairly fast when I had WinMe, but with WinXP it can take up to three minutes to finally shut off. Any reason for the delay?
06-22-2002, 12:03 PM
Usually slow shut downs are a result of background tasks that are slow to shut down. Home network connections and anivirus software are two of the biggest culprits. Do a CTRL/ALT/DEL and check what apps you might have running.
Also upgrading from an older OS to a new is bound to cause some problems. For best performance I would suggest backing up your files and doing a clean install of XP to a formated hard drive.
06-22-2002, 12:04 PM
There might be programs that are running and need to be shut off before the computer can shut down. Also, how much ram do you have?
There is a really good program that I use called StartUpCop... I think you can still download it at ZDnet.com... anyway, it is mainly used for start up, but I've noticed that my system shuts down faster as well... :shrug:
06-22-2002, 12:28 PM
I've tried the CTRL ALT DEL and it shows that no programs are currently running. I make sure and disable all of those taskbar icons and running on startup stuff...It didnt do it at first when I had XP but over time it started too, which is why I'll end up doing a clean install I'm sure. In answer to a previous question, I have 256mb of ram.
06-22-2002, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by DarkFury
I agree... WinXP shuts down very slowly... however I have to give them props that for the most part it DOES shutdown... unlike that old copy of Win98 SE that would "hang" in the middle of shutdown and make you turn the dayum computer off manually (Thus invoking the "long startup" with all of the disk drive scanning and such...)
Ah ok thanks...thought it might just be me. I do agree with you, WInXP has yet to crash on me or get hung up in the shut down process. By far the best OS made by Micro$oft.
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