It is very difficult to answer this question without knowing what a little the software that you have operation generally at heart. Windows XP, like other systems of Windows before him, is a pig of the resource, and the systems with the ram batteries even have difficulty obtaining of her until speed very quickly. According to Microsoft, Windows XP was designed to kick approximadamente of dull to a “state U.S.able” in 30 seconds. This is while you very well no it has any thing at heart wor
king. If you have several you program like fire-guard of third person, software of anti-virus, uces even of programs immediate of mail, conductor additional of mouse, software CD of writing of bottom, servant creative of means, and Microsoft or abren modules of “quickstart” of office (to give an example him of which she is in my machine when she kicks), you are watching a change as of 30 seconds to up to two minutes.
There is a number of programs, including diverse programs of the user as well as some conductors, who can extend times of the starting and the shutdown when they are installed. For example, a friend mine had a laptop whose hour of the shipper was delayed near three minutes after particular Windows “hotfix” was installed. Another one I mend sent soon after solved east problem. SP2 has increased greatly security on XP and XP SP1, but in a cost to take to a little more length the shipper. OpenOffice? the aid observed a difficulty with assistant called of the exhibition of NVidia” of the service of Windows “(the program that works at heart) that jointly causes longer times of the shutdown with the OpenOffice? quickstart (and some other programs that nonmemory). The anti-virus programs (such as AVG) can offer the suitable protection but they delay his system to the diverse degrees; I noticed the significant delay when I used AVG by a period.
The short version is that a number of programs can build reciprocally with one to which the times of bootup and the shutdown are extended. I have taste of the disposition of my computer, security-wise person, although the time of bootup can be near two minutes (the shutdown is not so bad). With himself personally around this using the function of the Hibernate in my computers much, and only “really” recommencing them every few days. That one is another advantage of XP; whereas Windows 98 got to be unstable after being in favor “upon” of more than 72 hours, XP can hibernate and wake up per significant periods of time without problems.
The long times of delay in the “saving their adjustments” defend when the closing of the communication is typically indicative of a use does not send resources correctly when closing itself, and therefore it makes his machine wait for and measure the possible time towards outside. It sees that this article of the knowledge base of Microsoft for the information on the trouble-shooting of this specific problem can be found in Microsoft.
Another possibility is that this one can indicate to a problem with the beehive of the user profile. Here it is the description of Microsoft on the symptoms of a UPH interference:
WHAT THE USER SEES? WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PROFILE?
Nt4 Windows: The system gives above for immediately in lack unloading the profile and the profile (of itinerancia) does not reconcile.
Windows 2000: The system tries to unload the profile 60 times in second intervals 1. This logic of the recomprobación helps rarely so in the majority of the cases after 60 seconds of the user who hopes in the box of message of the adjustments of the saving that the system gives for above and the itinerancia profiles do not reconcile. The number of recomprobaciones can be changed to allow that the user finishes one more a session quickly (this can be done using the policy under the configuration of computer, the administrative group, the system, recomprobaciones of the profiles of user, the maximum one to unload and profile of the user in way update)
Windows XP and 2003: The profile reconciles using a copy of the content of the registry. They do not make the user to hope like in Windows 2000. The lazy problem is that the computer cannot recover the memory the applications of the profile until can be unloaded.
Also (e.g using anonymous connections) you can find in some cases that you cannot abrir a session if the profile cannot be unloaded.
Microsoft has proveído of a tool to the aid this can be found in its Web site.
Hopefully one of these will obtain its PC again to a healthy state!