Monday, July 21, 2008

Quick shut down : Tips

Some times your windows xp may take more than 5 minutes to shutdown. Here I am presenting you some tips, for a quick shutdown.

Tips 1 - Make changes in your registry.

  1. Click Start > Run, type regedit, and press Enter
  2. Navigate in the left pane to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/desktop (or Desktop)
  3. Double-click WaitToKillAppTimeout in the right pane,
  4. Reduce the value data (measured in milliseconds)
    (I reduced from 20000 to 5000. You can reduce upto 1000 if you are in a real hurry)
  5. Click OK when you're done.
Tips 2 - Lightning speed shutdown.
Click Start > Run, type “shutdown -f -t 0“ This will force the machine to shut down at lighting care.

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