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Old 02-03-2009, 07:58 PM
monica
 
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Logging off takes long time
Can anybody explain a way to make my pc log off more quickly? Started a
couple months ago - takes a couple minutes to log off when it used to be
immediate.

I run XP Pro, 4GB RAM, have all updates, already ran spyware cleaner (found
nothing), and haven't installed anything new. Sometimes it also takes a
couple minutes to open a file, even a small jpg. Everything else works
fine...any ideas?


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Old 02-03-2009, 08:04 PM
Bob I
 
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Re: Logging off takes long time
Install the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service

http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/d...displaylang=en

monica wrote:
> Can anybody explain a way to make my pc log off more quickly? Started a
> couple months ago - takes a couple minutes to log off when it used to be
> immediate.
>
> I run XP Pro, 4GB RAM, have all updates, already ran spyware cleaner (found
> nothing), and haven't installed anything new. Sometimes it also takes a
> couple minutes to open a file, even a small jpg. Everything else works
> fine...any ideas?
>
>


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Old 02-03-2009, 08:08 PM
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Re: Logging off takes long time

"monica" <monica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3C7B031A-21D8-48BE-88D0-F0B0277B01A9@microsoft.com...
> Can anybody explain a way to make my pc log off more quickly? Started a
> couple months ago - takes a couple minutes to log off when it used to be
> immediate.
>
> I run XP Pro, 4GB RAM, have all updates, already ran spyware cleaner
> (found
> nothing), and haven't installed anything new. Sometimes it also takes a
> couple minutes to open a file, even a small jpg. Everything else works
> fine...any ideas?
>


I recommend you install the user profile hive cleanup service:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

About the general sluggishness of your PC: Run msconfig.exe and have a look
at the items under the Startup tab. You can safely disable all of them with
the exception of your virus scanner and firewall. If you disable an item too
many then you might lose some functionality in your third-party
applications. If so then you can go back and re-enable it.


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Old 02-03-2009, 08:34 PM
monica
 
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Re: Logging off takes long time
I took the advice and tried both ideas. Then rebooted, only to have things
still work exactly the same. I thought I'd mention that when I go to Start
-> Log Off, it takes a couple minutes before it even appears to start the log
off process, it just freezes everything for a minute, then begins to log off.
Then at that point, the log off process takes a couple more minutes.

Thought that explanation might make a difference. Any other ideas?
Registry changes? I'd hate to reinstall XP just for this!

Thanks again.

"Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

>
> "monica" <monica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3C7B031A-21D8-48BE-88D0-F0B0277B01A9@microsoft.com...
> > Can anybody explain a way to make my pc log off more quickly? Started a
> > couple months ago - takes a couple minutes to log off when it used to be
> > immediate.
> >
> > I run XP Pro, 4GB RAM, have all updates, already ran spyware cleaner
> > (found
> > nothing), and haven't installed anything new. Sometimes it also takes a
> > couple minutes to open a file, even a small jpg. Everything else works
> > fine...any ideas?
> >

>
> I recommend you install the user profile hive cleanup service:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>
> About the general sluggishness of your PC: Run msconfig.exe and have a look
> at the items under the Startup tab. You can safely disable all of them with
> the exception of your virus scanner and firewall. If you disable an item too
> many then you might lose some functionality in your third-party
> applications. If so then you can go back and re-enable it.
>
>
>

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Old 02-03-2009, 08:38 PM
shawn
 
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Re: Logging off takes long time
I wanted to try this also. I've installed it. Now what? It's not on my list
of programs to run or does it automatically do something?

"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:O3kOaqjhJHA.5408@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Install the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/d...displaylang=en
>
> monica wrote:
>> Can anybody explain a way to make my pc log off more quickly? Started a
>> couple months ago - takes a couple minutes to log off when it used to be
>> immediate.
>>
>> I run XP Pro, 4GB RAM, have all updates, already ran spyware cleaner
>> (found nothing), and haven't installed anything new. Sometimes it also
>> takes a couple minutes to open a file, even a small jpg. Everything else
>> works fine...any ideas?
>>
>>

>



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Old 02-03-2009, 08:44 PM
R. McCarty
 
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Re: Logging off takes long time
Check your System & Application Event Logs. It's a very common
issue for processes/'Services' to hang at shutdown. XP by default is
configured to wait up to 30-Seconds for a process to close.

Click Start, Run (type) EventVwr.Msc [Enter]
Expand each log and check for Errors and Warnings.
*Some programs ( Norton crap'ola will frequently cause this issue )

"monica" <monica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9C613087-7A0C-4DA9-AC68-A7421A9AFE55@microsoft.com...
>I took the advice and tried both ideas. Then rebooted, only to have things
> still work exactly the same. I thought I'd mention that when I go to
> Start
> -> Log Off, it takes a couple minutes before it even appears to start the
> log
> off process, it just freezes everything for a minute, then begins to log
> off.
> Then at that point, the log off process takes a couple more minutes.
>
> Thought that explanation might make a difference. Any other ideas?
> Registry changes? I'd hate to reinstall XP just for this!
>
> Thanks again.
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
>
>>
>> "monica" <monica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:3C7B031A-21D8-48BE-88D0-F0B0277B01A9@microsoft.com...
>> > Can anybody explain a way to make my pc log off more quickly? Started
>> > a
>> > couple months ago - takes a couple minutes to log off when it used to
>> > be
>> > immediate.
>> >
>> > I run XP Pro, 4GB RAM, have all updates, already ran spyware cleaner
>> > (found
>> > nothing), and haven't installed anything new. Sometimes it also takes
>> > a
>> > couple minutes to open a file, even a small jpg. Everything else works
>> > fine...any ideas?
>> >

>>
>> I recommend you install the user profile hive cleanup service:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>>
>> About the general sluggishness of your PC: Run msconfig.exe and have a
>> look
>> at the items under the Startup tab. You can safely disable all of them
>> with
>> the exception of your virus scanner and firewall. If you disable an item
>> too
>> many then you might lose some functionality in your third-party
>> applications. If so then you can go back and re-enable it.
>>
>>
>>



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Old 02-03-2009, 08:52 PM
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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Re: Logging off takes long time
Some Virus scanners and firewalls (not mentioning any names . . .) can be
very heavy on the CPU. I would now take the following two steps:

1. Physically disconnect the PC from the Internet, then use msconfig.exe to
disable your virus scanner and third-party firewall.

2. Run msconfig.exe, then click the Services tab. Tick the box that hides
all Microsoft services, then untick the remaining services. Any improvement
after the next reboot?

Do not reconnect the Internet until you have restarted your virus scanner /
firewall.

"monica" <monica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9C613087-7A0C-4DA9-AC68-A7421A9AFE55@microsoft.com...
>I took the advice and tried both ideas. Then rebooted, only to have things
> still work exactly the same. I thought I'd mention that when I go to
> Start
> -> Log Off, it takes a couple minutes before it even appears to start the
> log
> off process, it just freezes everything for a minute, then begins to log
> off.
> Then at that point, the log off process takes a couple more minutes.
>
> Thought that explanation might make a difference. Any other ideas?
> Registry changes? I'd hate to reinstall XP just for this!
>
> Thanks again.
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
>
>>
>> "monica" <monica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:3C7B031A-21D8-48BE-88D0-F0B0277B01A9@microsoft.com...
>> > Can anybody explain a way to make my pc log off more quickly? Started
>> > a
>> > couple months ago - takes a couple minutes to log off when it used to
>> > be
>> > immediate.
>> >
>> > I run XP Pro, 4GB RAM, have all updates, already ran spyware cleaner
>> > (found
>> > nothing), and haven't installed anything new. Sometimes it also takes
>> > a
>> > couple minutes to open a file, even a small jpg. Everything else works
>> > fine...any ideas?
>> >

>>
>> I recommend you install the user profile hive cleanup service:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>>
>> About the general sluggishness of your PC: Run msconfig.exe and have a
>> look
>> at the items under the Startup tab. You can safely disable all of them
>> with
>> the exception of your virus scanner and firewall. If you disable an item
>> too
>> many then you might lose some functionality in your third-party
>> applications. If so then you can go back and re-enable it.
>>
>>
>>



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Old 02-03-2009, 08:56 PM
Bob I
 
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Re: Logging off takes long time
If you installed it, it runs in the background as a process. (uphclean.exe)

shawn wrote:

> I wanted to try this also. I've installed it. Now what? It's not on my list
> of programs to run or does it automatically do something?
>
> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:O3kOaqjhJHA.5408@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>
>>Install the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
>>
>>http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/d...displaylang=en
>>
>>monica wrote:
>>
>>>Can anybody explain a way to make my pc log off more quickly? Started a
>>>couple months ago - takes a couple minutes to log off when it used to be
>>>immediate.
>>>
>>>I run XP Pro, 4GB RAM, have all updates, already ran spyware cleaner
>>>(found nothing), and haven't installed anything new. Sometimes it also
>>>takes a couple minutes to open a file, even a small jpg. Everything else
>>>works fine...any ideas?
>>>
>>>

>>

>
>


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Old 02-04-2009, 12:09 PM
norm
 
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Re: Logging off takes long time
On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:04:19 -0600, Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Install the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
>
>http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/d...displaylang=en
>


Seems you have to have windows spyware WGA installed to download this?
Any other way?
Norm

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Old 02-04-2009, 02:09 PM
Bob I
 
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Re: Logging off takes long time


norm wrote:

> On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:04:19 -0600, Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Install the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
>>
>>http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/d...displaylang=en
>>

>
>
> Seems you have to have windows spyware WGA installed to download this?
> Any other way?
> Norm
>


Bummer.

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