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    Default Comp. shutting down slow

    Hey,
    I have a prob. that i can't seem to solve... My comp. all of the sudden is restarting and shutting down really slow??? I'm running 1.1 cpu and windows 2000... Any help would be appricated, ty :!:

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    Delete files from yout Temporary Internet folder
    Remove cookies
    Eliminate unnecessary items from your start up
    Defrag your computer at least weekly

    If you are unsure how to accomplish the above, someone will be happy to explain it 8O

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    When you shut down Windows XP, the OS tries its best to make sure that all services (they help run things like graphics, printers etc) are shut down. But there are times when they don't close, thus Windows XP tries to give it the chance to shut down itself. This amount of time that windows waits for the service to close is stored in the system registry. If you modify this setting, then windows will shut down the service earlier. To modify the setting, follow the directions below:
    Start Regedit.
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
    Click on the "Control" Folder.
    Select "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"
    Right click on it and select Modify.
    Set it to a value lower than 2000, say 1000 as a test.

    Also the more programs runnng in the background the slower the shutdown process will be.
    Check your Anti Virus program to see if it is set to scan the drive on shutdown.
    Also check IE for similar settings for the Internet Temporary Files.
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