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Can Googleupdate.exe cause delays when shutting down in Windows?

I have a computer running Windows XP which hangs in "windows is shutting down" for around two minutes. After running the Event Viewer, I've discovered that during this time, an error is recorded as a ...
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Any ramifications to disabling ClearPageFile

I am runing a Dell XPS 15z with a quad core I7, 8gb ram, 7200rpm hdd, windows 7 ultimate. My laptop was taking around 3 minutes to shut down, which seemed far too high to me. I did a bit of ...
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Drivers causing Windows to shutdown slowly

My PC (Dell XPS 15z, 8gb RAM, Windows 7, I7) has been taking a long time shutting down recently. I haven't installed anything new. In Control Panel -> Performance Information and tools -> Advanced ...
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How can I identify the culprit of my slow Windows shutdown?

My computer is taking a very long time to shutdown. How can I identify the culprit? I don't want to wait minutes for my computer to shutdown... Is there a program I can use to track how long it ...
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Optimizing system start and shutdown

It has been 6 months since I brought my desktop having Windows 7 Professional x86. Initially the system rebooted fast and also shut down fast. Now the situation is not same. When started, I see ...
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Windows XP: Slow Shutdown

One of our machines on the network is very slow to shutdown at the end of the day. It is Windows XP. The user also notices a whirring/buzzing sound coming from the PC. The hard drive is not ...
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Windows XP shut down window very slow to appear

I click Start->Shut Down and the Shut Down window takes 5 minutes to appear. This problem doesn't happen after a fresh boot, it only happens after I have been logged on for awhile. I am using a ...
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What does Windows XP do at shutdown?

We've all had to wait for Windows to shut down, and some of us have to wait so long that we have to turn off the computer & turn it back on. Mine usually sits forever on "Windows is shutting ...
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Windows XP suddenly shutdowns slowly after installing new hardware

I've been able to shut down my Windows XP x64 SP2 quite nicely in about 10-15 seconds, but after a "sweet" hardware failure and getting my CPU, motherboard and graphics card replaced and having ...
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Why does it sometimes take a long time for windows to shutdown?

I'm not sure if this is a programming question exactly, but it does affect my work quite a bit. I have a project I'm working on where a program has to perform certain tasks on startup. The project ...