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    chrisdab Posts: 8, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 20, 2006, 06:05 PM
    Computer takes up to 5 minutes shutting down
    Hi, I have problems with my laptop shutting down quickly. If I click start>shut down, most of my time is spent waiting for the shutdown dialog box, the one which asks to restart-logoff-shutdown. My alternate is ctrl+alt+del and shut down from the menu there, but while I don't have to wait for the dialog box, it still takes time to turn off.

    Any fixes?
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    LTheobald Posts: 1,051, Reputation: 127
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    Nov 21, 2006, 09:03 AM
    First thing to try is a little spring cleaning on the PC.

    Scan the PC for spyware using tools like Ad-Aware and Spybot: S&D (links in sig). It might also be worth doing a disk defragment. This can be found in Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> System Tools >> Disk Defragmenter. With this you have to select your hard drive, analyse it and then defragment it if it suggests it.

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