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Shutdown taking too long

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by babyface53, Feb 26, 2011.

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  1. babyface53

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    Hi. My computer shutting Down has been staying on longer than it used to. Please let me know what I need to do to make it run faster again like when after I first bought it. Thanks, Janice
    P.S. I have a Dell Studio 1555 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, and I am running Windows 7 Home Edition.
     
  2. zigzag3143

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    Hi Janice and welcome

    If it is only shutdown that has gotten longer it may be an application that was installed is staying open too long. You can test that by booting into safe mode (with networking). ON shutdown is it faster?

    If it is something installed is conflicting.

    If just as slow it maybe the things that have been installed since you go it have made it over all slow. If that is the case the easiest cure is a clean install (requires re-installation of all your apps and backup of data)

    Otherwise you can limit the things that start with the computer

    Can you tell us what the system specs are?



    Ken J
     
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    Is it shutting down or are you going into "Sleep" mode?
    Some Power buttons have been set to go into sleep, or hibernation, and all of your open data must be copied to the hard drive.
     
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    Janice:

    What's the 7-character service tag number on the sticker of that Dell Studio 1555 laptop?

    Does it have Windows 7(32-bit) or Windows 7(64-bit)?

    How much RAM does it have?

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    You can "kill" any obstinate programs, but that may not be the solution.
    If you are familiar with editing the registry, try this (make a backup of the registry first!)

    Open Regedit.
    Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]

    On the right panel look for the "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" string and change its value by right clicking the string and selecting Modify...
    Default Value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=20000
    Modified value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=5000 or
    Modified value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=1000 (extreme, use it at your own risk)
    Or, the easy way, run the attached .reg, which will do the above job for you.
     

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