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Takes a long time after Turn Off Computer button is pressed

When I press the Turn Off Computer button (in the start menu) in Windows XP an hourglass shows next to my mouse and I have to wait 1-2 minutes until the Turn off computer box (the one with the options of turn off, restart and stand by) shows up.

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  • akuan30000 Jul 29, 2009

    It's not the actual shutting down process, but the delay after i press the button to get the window

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There may be many programs running at the background. Hence you can block them from the start up. The following is the steps to make that happen-
1) clik on 'start" on the task bar
2) click on the "run" from the menu
3) write the word "misconfig" (without quotes) then click on Ok
4) click on the "start up" tab from the dialog box
5) then uncheck the services or programs that you think not necessary to run at start up

I do hope you find it important
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Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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Thats normal for many! It would depend on the amount of Ram you have installled.and the number op programs you have in an open state on the right hand side bottom task bar.
Use MSCONFIG ( Via RUN) to remove some of these programs from running at startup.This should help to close down faster

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Hi Rajib Chakraborty,

When posting issues try to be a details as possible this help to solve the problem more quickly and you problem answered more quickly.

Below are some step you can take to try to boot into windows if this fail, please provide more details to problem you are having.

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