Quote: Originally Posted by Obsedian
I'm sorry pal, didn't mean to be critical. It's just frustrating to be searching for a needle in a haystack in the dark.
Are we talking about windows 7 or something else? what's with the 5 years reference? My windows XP used to shut down instantly without any tweaks ( instantly = under 6 seconds). Now, with windows 7 (clean install and 5.7 experience index rated) it's over 3 minutes on a good day. There is absolutely no problems reported during the shut down process and I make sure to close all items in tray before shutting down including Kaspersky 2010 internet security and logging off.
Checked all logs and events. Nada. No hung or stubborn service whatsover.
So my question is what exactly is windows 7 doing for 3 minutes after you direct it to shut down?
Yeah the five years ment XP also. The tweak speeds up shutdown of services and running apps and forces shutdown. Now it seems that there is something that won't terminate.
Can you type MSconfig and tell me what you see in startup.
We'll start with that and I'll have the post sent to general area so it can have a larger audience since I work and can't always reply fast.