Re: Slow Shutdown - Cyberscrub
Thanks. This worked. My computer shuts down like it used to when I changed
this setting. It is easy with Vista. You can just go change the setting in a
Windows Explorer-like window and type a "0" over the "1". That is how I saw
that the WaitToKillServiceTimeout Registry setting was set to its default.
I read a little bit more on the setting you told me about somewhere else. It
makes sense that the Cyberscrub might have changed this setting because I
read that it has to do with someone reading the files - it is a security
thing, which is partly what Cyberscrub deals with. (But, I cannot confirm
that. I really don't know what Registry settings applications can alter.)
Thanks. You saved me 3 minutes every time I shut down my computer. If I do
that one or two times every day, that's a lot of time over the long haul.
(But, I was actually reading a book while this was going on. I could only
read a page or two, but...maybe I will set it back to "1".)
> I'm not too familiar with the program that you have used, but it appears
> that your paging file has been set to clear at shutdown.
> A little background (if you don't know already).: Your pagefile contains
> information swapped from the main memory to your hard drive during a session
> on your computer. Normally this information is not removed on computer
> shutdown, which means that if you are that inclined you can sometimes see
> interesting stuff in it when you edit it (parts of documents, file paths
> etc). when you set the registry to clear this file at shutdown, the computer
> has to take extra time to clear this information, leading to what I believe
> is your excessive shutdown time.
> Here is something that you can try to solve the problem:
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory
> 1. Copy everything between the tags into a text file
> 2. Save the file with a '.reg' extension, e.g. "page.reg"
> 3. Find the file that you have just created
> 4. Right click on the file and choose merge
> 5. Continue on any prompts that you may encounter (UAC etc)
> your problem should now be solved, if it is what I suspect it is.
> Hope this helps
> K_Drive" <KDrive@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Hello. I used an application called Cyberscrub. I was working on some
> > sensitve material and used this to clear my hard drive files including
> > Internet History.
> > Everything seemed fine after I uninstalled the application. The only
> > exception is that now Vista Home Premium takes 3 minutes to shut down. I
> > have
> > not had anyother problems. (No response from Cyberscrub support.)
> > I have read about looking in the Event logs, but I don't know where to
> > look.
> > I can get there: Start Menu: Right-click on Computer, then select Manage
> > to
> > get to the logs. But, there are a lot of them.
> > Can anyone help with this slow shutdown problem?
> > I have also read about the WaitToKillServiceTimeout Registry setting, but
> > I
> > don't know anything about the Registry. Is this something I can just look
> > at?
> > Sincerely,
> > K_Drive