PC takes ages to shutdown

Discussion in 'Computers' started by sinbad1, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    Does your pc take ages to shutdown?

    Here is a way to speed up shutdown

    Be sure to backup your registy before making any changes

    Click Start type Regedit.exe if vista
    Select Run and type Regedit.exe in the box then ok

    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current controlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

    Double click on ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
    Change the value data to 0
    Close exit registry.
     
  2. madbluemad

    madbluemad

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    Blimey Sinbad i'll end up contactin NASA if I try that. Guess I'll just keep on pressin off Jim :Laughing::Laughing:
     
  3. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

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    So it's just shutting down without clearing the data from the pagefile then.....

    Some third-party programs can temporarily store unencrypted (plain-text) passwords or other sensitive information in memory. Because of the Windows virtual memory architecture, this information can be present in the paging file.Normally this won't be a problem.

    Crikey....Just out of interest I have just tried this application.

    Download Super Fast Shutdown - tweaks, windows, xp, 2000, winxp, win2k, shutdown, quick, reboot, restart, fast :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:

    Crikey...Well the PC shut down real fast and booted up again without a blue screen....Phewwww.

    BEWARE....
    The freeware runs fine on Windows Vista and XP, you should just be aware that Superfast Shutdown ignores everything that is still open and running. This could mean that you loose data that has not been saved. So make sure to save all your work first.
     
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  4. chigman

    chigman Read Only Funster

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    My laptop used take up to 5 mins to shut down until I removed Zonealarm.:Eek!: Shuts down straight away now.:BigGrin:

    steve
     
  5. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    What u like, Mcafee site advisor tags that site as spyware :Eeek: if i were you I would run your anti-virus/malware to check.

    No it doesn't clear the page file, and to be honest if you have a decent amount of memory, nowdays you don't need it and in fact can be switched off without any problems . As for the data in the unlikely event your pc was hacked page file or not they would be able to find data (but if your unsure then don't make the changes).

    NB. I have had this tweak for a long time now with no problems at all

    Regards
     
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  6. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:You've always got to check out these things
     
  7. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User


    Yea must admit done the same thing and not been as lucky as you.

    got my '0' level in formatting now :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Sorry...Having a bit of a boring day today so just HAD to try it....:Rofl1:
     
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