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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: slow shut down time Reply with quote

I've notice lately that my Pc takes longer than usual to shut down. Before shutting down, the only other 2 programs running are AVG free and Zonealarm, closing this 2 programs before shutting down does not improve performance. Pc runs Win Xp SP2, Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM
How could I reduce shut down times?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is showing in task manager before you shut down?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:08 am    Post subject: Hijackthis Log Reply with quote

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:01:41 PM, on 3/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
E:\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = localhost:8080
O1 - Hosts file is located at: C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VTTimer] VTTimer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Phime2002a] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{62568422-B974-4520-BB23-87B2EC2B264B}: NameServer = 202.188.0.133,202.188.1.5
O20 - Winlogon Notify: SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing looks out of the ordinary there. Is it just the shut down speed that is slow, or is the system generally slow?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

generally it runs well, it takes about 30 - 40 seconds to shut down
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think that is abnormal, although it depends upon the spec. How much RAM do you have?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

512 MB RAM
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should be sufficient, however if you have been using the PC extensively, your swap file could be in use, this can increase the time to shut down.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've removed GBs of files saved in desktop and shut down time has been reduced significantly.
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