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Windows XP shutdown

I recently built a new computer and installed XP on a 250gb SATA HD. Running AMD X2 5600 with 2gb RAM. XP boots tremendously fast. However, when I try to shutdown by hitting START>TURN OFF COMPUTER there is about a minute delay before the actual shutdown icons appear. Never had this issue before. I checked the processes running at the time and all it shows is 99% Idle during this delay.

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  • Craig Nelson Feb 22, 2008

    So what you are telling me is this is a hardware function of my MB and not an issue with XP

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The computer is just doing it's internal diagnostics before it shuts down. This uses fairly little amount of physical memory. Every computer handles it differently depending on your configuration. If the computer does shut down on it's own....there is no real problem present.

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  • radarman19 Feb 22, 2008

    exactly....there is no problem with your setup. Shut down times varies from computer to computer....no 2 are exactly the same.

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