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Muzz
23-09-2004, 11:41 AM
I am running XP Pro and lately when I shutdown or restart it gets to the 'Please wait Saving your settings' stage and sits there about 5 - 10 minutes before the next stage of shut down. I have checked that nothing is still running. It goes fine the rest of the time but this is rather annoying!

45South
23-09-2004, 12:00 PM
There are dozens of reasons why this could be happening
Software conflicts, hardware drivers, USB problems, clearing the page file prefetch etc
But 10 mins is a bit long
Do a google on it & start reading through the screeds of info available & see if any of them apply to you.
Can you remember when it started happening & if so had you installed any tweaking programs, video drivers, new USB devices, been hit by a virus, installed new software or games etc. that may help to track the cause down.

Susan B
23-09-2004, 01:12 PM
An excellent page for shutdown problems:

http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

katharinem
02-03-2005, 04:17 PM
Try turning off automatic updates and do them manually. Solved my slow shutdown problem instantly.

Cicero
02-03-2005, 05:16 PM
Try turning off automatic updates and do them manually. Solved my slow shutdown problem instantly.
Better late than never,eh. :)

Renmoo
02-03-2005, 09:44 PM
Try checking out the registry:

1. Start > Run
2. Backup your registry
3. Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Click Desktop
4. Look out for something called HungAppTimeOut, post back the value that it says.