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. Itâ€™s called, appropriately, â€œWhy 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 â€œvirtual memoryâ€ at shutdown, and using the built-in â€œshutdown troubleshooter.â€ 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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