Slow shutdown in Windows2000

Question: My Windows2000 classroom computer seems to take an extremely long time to shut down each day. What can I do to make this process faster?

The IT Guy says:
The July 2004 issue of PC World has an excellent and comprehensive article on speeding up slow shutdowns in Windows. It’s called, appropriately, “Why All the Problems Shutting Down My PC?â€. Some of the included suggestions (with step by step instructions, which I will not reprint here) include turning off unneeded Windows services like terminal services, checking to see if your computer is clearing out “virtual memory†at shutdown, and using the built-in “shutdown troubleshooter.†The latter option is just available for WindowsXP, not Windows2000, so this option may not help you. Check out the above article and give some of their suggestions a try.

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