95. Increasing shutdown speed by reducing wait times part
XP stores a couple of values in its registry which are responsible for
determining how long to wait before shutting down (killing) open applications
and services once the shutdown command has been given.
editing these two settings and changing them to lower values, you can
considerably decrease the amount of time that Windows XP needs to successfully
shut itself down. The first part of this tweak deals with setting the amount of
time Windows will take to kill open applications on shutdown.
Open REGEDIT and navigate to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control
Highlight the 'WaitToKillAppTimeout'
Set it to '1000' (the default should be
Now highlight the 'HungAppTimeout' value
Set it to '1000' also.
96. Increasing shutdown speed by reducing wait times part
second part of this tip changes the same settings, this time for all users on
REGEDIT and navigate to 'HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop'
Highlight the 'WaitToKillAppTimeout' value.
Set it to '1000' (the default should be 20000).
Now highlight the 'HungAppTimeout' value.
Set it to '1000' also.
97. Increasing shutdown speed by reducing wait times part
third part of this tip, we will alter a second registry setting to decrease the
amount of time Windows XP will wait before shutting down active services after
receiving a shut down command.
REGEDIT and navigate to
the value 'WaitToKillServiceTimeout'
this value to '1000.'
should help to considerably speed up the time windows XP takes to shut itself
98. Disable the Nvidia driver helper
service, included with recent NVIDIA Detonator driver packages, is of
indeterminate function. Nothing is found on the NVIDIA site about it, and the
only thing that people in the hardware community can seem to agree on is that it
can considerably slow down boot up time and especially shutdown time.
you do have an Nvidia video card, consider searching for and disabling this
service. Chances are it will improve your shutdown times.
disable the Nvidia Driver Helper service:
click on 'my computer' and select 'manage.'
'services and applications' and select 'services' to open the services
and highlight the 'Nvidia Driver Helper' service. Right click it and select
'startup type' dropdown box to 'disabled.' Click 'ok.'
99. Auto kill tasks on shutdown
default, Windows XP will prompt the user for input if there are one or more
applications which have crashed or are not responding and it receives a shut
down command. This halts the shutdown process entirely until the user approves
the stopping of the non-responsive app.
altering the registry slightly, Windows XP can be set to close crashed
applications automatically. While this does not technically speed up the shut
down process, it does streamline it, and ensure that the user will not give the
shutdown command then get up and leave, only to find the PC still powered on
because Windows never received input on what to do with a hung
Windows XP to close non-responsive applications automatically upon shutdown:
REGEDIT and navigate to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop'
the value 'AutoEndTasks.'
the value to '1'
now be able to close hung applications without user input during the shutdown
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