How can I make Windows shutdown faster?


it seems whenever I go to log out of my computer it takes forever for it to shut down. I've even taken off some of the programs to "lighten" the load.


Gary Johnson


This question was answered on October 24, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Shutdown problems usually are caused by hardware problems, not software Try upgrading your motherboard ROM to the latest version There may be bugs in the Windows as well Update to the latest version of Windows XP at If you should also check your Device Manager to insure all your hardware is working correctly To access Device Manager click Start/Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager.

If your still having problems try Microsoft Knowledgebase ( and searching for 'shutdown problems Windows XP'.

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Posted by Nathan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on October 24, 2005