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This article from Microsoft's knowledge base may prove helpful:
"Resources to help troubleshoot shutdown problems in Windows XP"http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308029
"Vuyo" <Vuyo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Windows XP Home is awfully slow to shutdown(approximately 20 seconds). How
> can I quicken things up a bit? At least half the time it takes to