Hey guys/gals, I have a problem with the shutdown process on my computer. When I press the "shut down" button, it will take anywhere from instantly to over 6 minutes to initiate the shutdown sequence (the time appears to be random). During this hang time, my mouse and keyboard is responsive, but I can't open any programs and Alt, Ctrl, Delete doesn't work.
Windows XP /w SP2
ASUS p5w deluxe
2x512mb OCZ Plat XTC 6400 ram (BIOS reads as 5300 for some reason)
320gb SATA seagate
eVGA 7600GT KO
Things I've noticed:
- the time to shutdown has no correlation to how long the computer has been on. I'm thinking clearing the pagefile doesn't have much to do with it (tried already)
- i've tried reinstalling Windows many times. On a fresh reinstall, the problem does not happen. Shutdown is consistently instant.
- I've tried installing my software one by one to try to isolate which program caused the problem, but everyone time I get the error at a different point. I *think* the problem only occurs after I get SP2.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 6:10:41 PM, on 6/17/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal
Thanks for the reply, and no, the problem does not occur if I disable all the services/startup. In 5 shutdowns, all 5 were instant.
I've already been through the process of enabling them one by one and restarting my computer to isolate which service it could be. When I think I've found the right one, I disable the service, but the problem persists. I go on to disable the 2-3 last ones I enabled, try restarting a couple of times, but the problem still persists.
Then I start all over again...and each time it's a different service.
I decided to keep my startup apps disabled. I feel no adverse effects...plus I feel like i'm getting faster boot times. my shutdown times are now always instant...and I can pinpoint the problem now if i wanted to in the future.