Time Required to Shutdown


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ms

This question relates to the same Dell machine in my last thread.

I always uninstall programs I don't use, like MS Office, Net Meeting,
Excel, Outlook Express, Adobe, Flash Player, and certainly Net Framework. I
disable Task Scheduler. These steps result in a quicker machine.

I have another W2K computer, 2.5 GHZ, it now shuts down in about 4 seconds,
like a W98 machine. The big help on that one was removing NET, now the
flash card releases usually quickly. But even on that machine, sometimes
shutdown delays for about 30 seconds, reason unknown. The next time it will
be quick, as usual.

The Dell is only a 660 MHZ CPU, but IMO has a very long shutdown time, over
a minute. The screen says saving system information, once it gets to the
shutdown screen it turns off. In addition to the programs above, this
machine had a bunch of Java files I uninstalled.

I've seen mention of running processes that cause slow shutdown. I looked
through the entries in my process utilities, nothing abnormal. In Autorun,
one of you experts might see some unnecessary entries, but I looked and
nothing extra was obvious.

Isn't a minute a long shudown time?

What are the critical processes that result in delaying shutdown?

ms
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

ms said:
This question relates to the same Dell machine in my last thread.

I always uninstall programs I don't use, like MS Office, Net Meeting,
Excel, Outlook Express, Adobe, Flash Player, and certainly Net Framework.
I
disable Task Scheduler. These steps result in a quicker machine.

I have another W2K computer, 2.5 GHZ, it now shuts down in about 4
seconds,
like a W98 machine. The big help on that one was removing NET, now the
flash card releases usually quickly. But even on that machine, sometimes
shutdown delays for about 30 seconds, reason unknown. The next time it
will
be quick, as usual.

The Dell is only a 660 MHZ CPU, but IMO has a very long shutdown time,
over
a minute. The screen says saving system information, once it gets to the
shutdown screen it turns off. In addition to the programs above, this
machine had a bunch of Java files I uninstalled.

I've seen mention of running processes that cause slow shutdown. I looked
through the entries in my process utilities, nothing abnormal. In Autorun,
one of you experts might see some unnecessary entries, but I looked and
nothing extra was obvious.

Isn't a minute a long shudown time?

What are the critical processes that result in delaying shutdown?

ms

This should help you:

User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en
 
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ms

This should help you:

User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1B286E6D-8912-
4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en
Pegasus, thanks alot. Again, you hit the nail on the head. I installed hive
cleanup, that shutdown was quick. Later today I booted up, did a little
work, then timed the shutdown. It was 65 seconds, now it's 15 seconds.
Whether it helps to release a flash card sooner, time will tell.

I also installed it on my other W2K machine, will find out later how it
works, but that one is headed for a clean install from the tech that had
built it. As a senior, I can still do a clean install in W98, but W2K can
be tricky. I had to go back to a W98SE machine for the past month and to
me, W98 can recover from problems easier than W2K or XP.

ms
 

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