Very slow shut down
by Jmack16 - 8/5/07 9:32 PM
I just bought a new laptop from dell a week ago with a 120 GB hard drive, 1 gb ram, and intel core 2 duo 1.8 ghz with windows xp. it runs very well but when i shut it down, it takes like 3 minutes and sometimes more. After windows gets to the part that says "saving your settings" thats when it starts to take really long. sometimes it slow down on the next part when it says "shutting down system". I dont think it was like that the first day i got the laptop. it might have started the second or third day and now its just so annoying waiting for it to shut down. I researched this problem and i downloaded something called "user profile hive cleanup service" but even running that program helped. I also checked my registry to see if windows might has been deleting my pagingfiles during the shut down but that was not the case. So basically right now i dont know what to do so any help would be really appreciated. sorry about the long post.