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Slow logoff times

Everytime I try to load up the shut down menu, it takes a long time to load and turn off, anyone know what's the matter?

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    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    This can be caused by a whole lot of things. Firstly let me ask if you have any security software such as firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, or any other form of security software? Next let me ask if you download files frequently, edit content (such as programming or making websites), or play a lot of higher-end games such as Crysis, Halo, CoD, CS, etc...?

    Your problems are caused by either malicious software, a fragmented and messed up registry, or a fragmented and junky hard-drive. All of these, "issues" can be fixed easily and I'll gladly help you resolve them.


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The most likely culprit is a program that is hanging up the shut down process. Before you shut down, close all open programs, including the ones on the task bar.

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