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Why is my shutdown time so long?

Running windows XP SP2 I can be waiting for up to 5 minutes after hitting the shut-down button until the machine actually switches off.

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Guest [Entry]

"There might be a way to fasten the shutdown by cutting the time for killing services (taken from here):

The first two settings can be found in
the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. They are called
HungAppTimeout and
WaitToKillAppTimeout. You should also
set the key AutoEndTasks to 1 if it is
not set to this value already.

The timeout settings for Services can
be found in the Registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
and is called
WaitToKillServiceTimeout. The value is
entered in miliseconds which means
that the value 2000 should be entered
if you want to set this to 2 seconds
each."
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