Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How to Speed Up Shutdown in Windows XP

Actually there are many reasons that cause the shutdown process in Windows XP seems slow, Most of all is caused by many processes in Windows Services that must be addressed to the stop before the computer is turned off. In addition, the hardware that is less good condition will take effect as well as the cause of the slow process of shutdown.

This time I will give some tips how to make your Windows XP shutdown process to be faster, at least more quickly than usual. But these tips only slight modifications in terms of its operating system, not in terms of hardware. :-)

There are two ways you can do:
The First way:
By make a shortcut to shutdown on the desktop, so when finished using the computer, you simply double click on the shortcut and computer will be DEAD. Here's the ways:
1. Right click on Desktop, select New -> Shortcut
2. In the box provided, type  shutdown-s-t 10 , and then click Next
3. Enter name of the shortcut that you want, for example, " KILL"
4. Click OK, and Finish.

The Second way:
By modifying the Registry. But if you do not well understand about it, do not do because of the risk will cause chaos on your Windows if it is wrong set value. Here are steps you should do:
1. Click the START menu, select Run (or press Windows + R keys on your keyboard at the same time)
2. type REGEDIT
3. Go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlSet / Control
4. You will find the key named: " WaitToKillServicesTimeOut "
5. Double click on that key, and change its default rate from 20000 to 5000 or 3000
6. exit the Registry Editor and finished

In addition, you can also disable sound effects when Windows Startup and Shutdown, so that its process will be faster. You can do this by going to Control Panel and select the Sounds.

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