1. You may have noticed things look a little different around here - we've switched to a new platform (XenForo) and have some new forum styles and features. This how-to guide will help you find your way around. If you find anything that looks strange, post it in this thread.

Reduce shut down time through regedit

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by djl4, Nov 2, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. djl4

    djl4 Notebook Geek

    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    I just got a new netbook. It takes a pretty long time to shut down.
    I typed "regedit" in the 'Run' and I changed some numbers there to quicken the shut down time. I did this by referring to a couple of websites.
    What should I do? What numbers are the best to put in? I know those numbers represent milliseconds or something.
    Can anyone help?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Lithus

    Lithus NBR Janitor

    Messages:
    9,789
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Randomly editing your registry without knowing what you're doing = bad.
     
  3. invisible

    invisible Notebook Prophet

    Messages:
    5,352
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Captain Obvious here. :p

    @djl4, I always put it to 2000, worked for me. :)
     
  4. Full-English

    Full-English Notebook Deity

    Messages:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
  5. djl4

    djl4 Notebook Geek

    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    Yeah, maybe I shouldn't have messed around with it.
    Thank you for replying.
     
  6. fonduekid

    fonduekid JSUTAONHTERBIRCKINTEHWLAL

    Messages:
    3,377
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    As Les suggest', don't mess with the shutdown time too much, because Vista needs some time for shut off every thing. I wouldn't go beyond 5000, if you really want to reduce it. Though I must say, I haven't changed it (one of the things I passed on in the awesome guide from Les) and its fine for me. Wonder why some are worried about wanting to shutdown Vista in like 2 seconds!!!!!! Just let it do its normal thing, and I can tell you it doesn't take a 'long' time to shutdown.
     
  7. Jeremy14

    Jeremy14 Notebook Evangelist

    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    mine's set to 9000 and it's fine:D
     
  8. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Wee...

    Messages:
    1,137
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    56
    I always put it 1000 on xp :D
     
  9. djl4

    djl4 Notebook Geek

    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    I have XP, not Vista.
    By the way, which values should I put 1000 to? The Hung...and the Wait..
    I forgot the names. Sorry.
     
  10. millermagic

    millermagic Rockin the pinktop

    Messages:
    1,743
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    That extra shutdown time comes in handy. I've forgot to save word documents and its saved an hour of work.
     
  11. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Wee...

    Messages:
    1,137
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    56
    HungAppTimeout and WaitToKillAppTimeout
    just remember always save your work!
    if want faster shutdown, before you push the shutdown button, hold ctrl
    try it :D
     
  12. nytrolic

    nytrolic Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Just pull the power plug out - instant shutdown!

    I did that for a full year to prove to a friend it wouldnt break anything (hardware or software) easiest and quickest 10 quid i ever made. Seriously its just a huge myth that yanking the power cord out will break it. I never had a problem.
     
  13. jisaac

    jisaac Notebook Deity

    Messages:
    1,141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    since you're using a netbook i'll assume you're using XP....
    all the regedit shutdown tweaks are described in the minor sticky,, that's also listed in my sig.:
     
  14. McGrady

    McGrady Notebook Virtuoso

    Messages:
    3,377
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Aren't netbooks designed to startup and shutdown relatively fast lol.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page