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  1. #1


    jct_molasses Guest

    Windows Vista Shut Down & Log Off SLOW!

    Since the last discussion on this turned into employee management advice
    (totally unrelated to the Vista question!), I'll pose the question/problem
    again:

    When I try to shut down or just log off one user (HP Pavilion, bought with
    Vista loaded on it), it takes HOURS. (I waited once just to see how long.) I
    end-up holding the power button to power off, get the "Safe Mode" screen, but
    choose Normal, and everything works fine. . .until it's time to shut down or
    log off again.

    Any fix for this?

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  3. #2


    xiowan Guest

    RE: Windows Vista Shut Down & Log Off SLOW!

    Hello "jct_molasses":
    I can't say exactly what the problem is without knowing more about your
    hardware configuration but one thing that often causes problems shutting down
    and/or booting is some type of hardware conflict. In some cases the use of 4
    gigabytes of memory using all 4 slots has caused this and reducing the memory
    to 2 or 3 GB may help. This would seem unlikely in your case since HP
    wouldn't send out a pc with this sort of hardware problem. If you are still
    under warranty I would check with them first. If the pc didn't act this way
    when your first got it, it's possible that either hardware or software you
    have added since you purchased it is causing the problem. There is
    supposedly a helpful MS patch to correct problems with 4 or more GB memory
    with Vista but it didn't help for me and many others and you shouldn't need
    it if your pc came with the currently installed memory. Did you check in
    "Device Manager" for any device warnings for a hardware problem? Some times
    updating the audio/video drivers for graphic cards can cause this sort of
    problem. You could try rolling back to the previous video driver if the
    problem happened after you updated the video drivers. Or, if there are more
    recent video drivers available from HP for your pc's video hardware, try
    them. Basically, just backtracking thru any changes you have made to the pc
    since you received it can sometimes help pinpoint what is causing the
    problem. Other possibilities are viruses that may have corrupted your system
    or even the installation of an anti-virus/spyware program that isn't
    compatible in the particular version you have. If you don't find the
    problem you would need to post a lot of info about your hardware and software
    to help anyone zero in on possible causes. Just one thing....Vista will work
    just fine unless incompatible hardware or software are used and if not it can
    cause problems that are hard to diagnose.

    xiowan......in tucson

    "jct_molasses" wrote:

    > Since the last discussion on this turned into employee management advice
    > (totally unrelated to the Vista question!), I'll pose the question/problem
    > again:
    >
    > When I try to shut down or just log off one user (HP Pavilion, bought with
    > Vista loaded on it), it takes HOURS. (I waited once just to see how long.) I
    > end-up holding the power button to power off, get the "Safe Mode" screen, but
    > choose Normal, and everything works fine. . .until it's time to shut down or
    > log off again.
    >
    > Any fix for this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Shut Down & Log Off SLOW!

    Which version of Vista do you have installed?

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "jct_molasses" <jctmolasses@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:775A4423-D18E-4120-ADAB-4200A0EDF7EB@xxxxxx

    > Since the last discussion on this turned into employee management advice
    > (totally unrelated to the Vista question!), I'll pose the question/problem
    > again:
    >
    > When I try to shut down or just log off one user (HP Pavilion, bought with
    > Vista loaded on it), it takes HOURS. (I waited once just to see how long.)
    > I
    > end-up holding the power button to power off, get the "Safe Mode" screen,
    > but
    > choose Normal, and everything works fine. . .until it's time to shut down
    > or
    > log off again.
    >
    > Any fix for this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    MadEducator Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Shut Down & Log Off SLOW!

    Finally someone posted this problem. I was beginning to think it was just me
    and my laptop.

    I have an ACER 5100 Aspire and I have the same problem. Slower than
    molasses log off and shut down. I did some troubleshooting on my own and
    restored the computer to factory settings. It logged of quickly and easily
    until Vista did all its updates. Now I'm back to slow, slow, slow change of
    users, log off and shut down.

    I'm curious to see if there is a fix for this problem.

    I'm running Vista Home Premium, have an AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology
    MK-38 2.20 GHz processor, 1 Gb Ram (though it says it only has 766 MB) and a
    32-bit operating system.

    LK

    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

    > Which version of Vista do you have installed?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "jct_molasses" <jctmolasses@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:775A4423-D18E-4120-ADAB-4200A0EDF7EB@xxxxxx

    > > Since the last discussion on this turned into employee management advice
    > > (totally unrelated to the Vista question!), I'll pose the question/problem
    > > again:
    > >
    > > When I try to shut down or just log off one user (HP Pavilion, bought with
    > > Vista loaded on it), it takes HOURS. (I waited once just to see how long.)
    > > I
    > > end-up holding the power button to power off, get the "Safe Mode" screen,
    > > but
    > > choose Normal, and everything works fine. . .until it's time to shut down
    > > or
    > > log off again.
    > >
    > > Any fix for this?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Robert Bowden Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Shut Down & Log Off SLOW!

    You are grabbing 256MB of total memory for video, try using 32 or 64MB for
    video RAM, this should help a bit on speed.

    "MadEducator" <MadEducator@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    newsBD2AE04-70BD-4017-9795-70F3861EB602@xxxxxx

    > Finally someone posted this problem. I was beginning to think it was just
    > me
    > and my laptop.
    >
    > I have an ACER 5100 Aspire and I have the same problem. Slower than
    > molasses log off and shut down. I did some troubleshooting on my own and
    > restored the computer to factory settings. It logged of quickly and
    > easily
    > until Vista did all its updates. Now I'm back to slow, slow, slow change
    > of
    > users, log off and shut down.
    >
    > I'm curious to see if there is a fix for this problem.
    >
    > I'm running Vista Home Premium, have an AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology
    > MK-38 2.20 GHz processor, 1 Gb Ram (though it says it only has 766 MB) and
    > a
    > 32-bit operating system.
    >
    > LK
    >
    > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
    >

    >> Which version of Vista do you have installed?
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Ronnie Vernon
    >> Microsoft MVP
    >> Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >>
    >> "jct_molasses" <jctmolasses@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:775A4423-D18E-4120-ADAB-4200A0EDF7EB@xxxxxx

    >> > Since the last discussion on this turned into employee management
    >> > advice
    >> > (totally unrelated to the Vista question!), I'll pose the
    >> > question/problem
    >> > again:
    >> >
    >> > When I try to shut down or just log off one user (HP Pavilion, bought
    >> > with
    >> > Vista loaded on it), it takes HOURS. (I waited once just to see how
    >> > long.)
    >> > I
    >> > end-up holding the power button to power off, get the "Safe Mode"
    >> > screen,
    >> > but
    >> > choose Normal, and everything works fine. . .until it's time to shut
    >> > down
    >> > or
    >> > log off again.
    >> >
    >> > Any fix for this?
    >>
    >


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  7. #6


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Shut Down & Log Off SLOW!

    On Sat, 15 Mar 2008 18:55:24 -0000, "Robert Bowden"
    <rbowden@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > You are grabbing 256MB of total memory for video, try using 32 or 64MB for
    > video RAM, this should help a bit on speed.

    At the expense of cutting back on video capability, including Aero.

    Moreover the small increase in available RAM will not solve his
    performance problem. It depends on what apps you run, but for almost
    everyone, Vista will not run well with only 1GB of RAM. The only real
    solution to his problem is to upgrade to at least 2GB, and perhaps
    more, since he has onboard video.



    > "MadEducator" <MadEducator@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > newsBD2AE04-70BD-4017-9795-70F3861EB602@xxxxxx

    > > Finally someone posted this problem. I was beginning to think it was just
    > > me
    > > and my laptop.
    > >
    > > I have an ACER 5100 Aspire and I have the same problem. Slower than
    > > molasses log off and shut down. I did some troubleshooting on my own and
    > > restored the computer to factory settings. It logged of quickly and
    > > easily
    > > until Vista did all its updates. Now I'm back to slow, slow, slow change
    > > of
    > > users, log off and shut down.
    > >
    > > I'm curious to see if there is a fix for this problem.
    > >
    > > I'm running Vista Home Premium, have an AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology
    > > MK-38 2.20 GHz processor, 1 Gb Ram (though it says it only has 766 MB) and
    > > a
    > > 32-bit operating system.
    > >
    > > LK
    > >
    > > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Which version of Vista do you have installed?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >>
    > >> Ronnie Vernon
    > >> Microsoft MVP
    > >> Windows Shell/User
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "jct_molasses" <jctmolasses@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:775A4423-D18E-4120-ADAB-4200A0EDF7EB@xxxxxx
    > >> > Since the last discussion on this turned into employee management
    > >> > advice
    > >> > (totally unrelated to the Vista question!), I'll pose the
    > >> > question/problem
    > >> > again:
    > >> >
    > >> > When I try to shut down or just log off one user (HP Pavilion, bought
    > >> > with
    > >> > Vista loaded on it), it takes HOURS. (I waited once just to see how
    > >> > long.)
    > >> > I
    > >> > end-up holding the power button to power off, get the "Safe Mode"
    > >> > screen,
    > >> > but
    > >> > choose Normal, and everything works fine. . .until it's time to shut
    > >> > down
    > >> > or
    > >> > log off again.
    > >> >
    > >> > Any fix for this?
    > >>
    > >
    >
    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup

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  8. #7


    MadEducator Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Shut Down & Log Off SLOW!

    The video memory might be being grabbed, but why is it that when I restored
    my computer to factory settings the logoff and shutdown suddenly sped up? It
    was after successive Vista updates that things slowed back down to where they
    were before I restored the computer. That leads me to believe that it's
    something about the updates that is causing the slowage ... though I don't
    know what. And I can't just not update Vista. Any other ideas?

    "Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:

    > On Sat, 15 Mar 2008 18:55:24 -0000, "Robert Bowden"
    > <rbowden@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    > > You are grabbing 256MB of total memory for video, try using 32 or 64MB for
    > > video RAM, this should help a bit on speed.
    >
    >
    > At the expense of cutting back on video capability, including Aero.
    >
    > Moreover the small increase in available RAM will not solve his
    > performance problem. It depends on what apps you run, but for almost
    > everyone, Vista will not run well with only 1GB of RAM. The only real
    > solution to his problem is to upgrade to at least 2GB, and perhaps
    > more, since he has onboard video.
    >
    >
    >

    > > "MadEducator" <MadEducator@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > newsBD2AE04-70BD-4017-9795-70F3861EB602@xxxxxx

    > > > Finally someone posted this problem. I was beginning to think it was just
    > > > me
    > > > and my laptop.
    > > >
    > > > I have an ACER 5100 Aspire and I have the same problem. Slower than
    > > > molasses log off and shut down. I did some troubleshooting on my own and
    > > > restored the computer to factory settings. It logged of quickly and
    > > > easily
    > > > until Vista did all its updates. Now I'm back to slow, slow, slow change
    > > > of
    > > > users, log off and shut down.
    > > >
    > > > I'm curious to see if there is a fix for this problem.
    > > >
    > > > I'm running Vista Home Premium, have an AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology
    > > > MK-38 2.20 GHz processor, 1 Gb Ram (though it says it only has 766 MB) and
    > > > a
    > > > 32-bit operating system.
    > > >
    > > > LK
    > > >
    > > > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> Which version of Vista do you have installed?
    > > >>
    > > >> --
    > > >>
    > > >> Ronnie Vernon
    > > >> Microsoft MVP
    > > >> Windows Shell/User
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> "jct_molasses" <jctmolasses@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > >> news:775A4423-D18E-4120-ADAB-4200A0EDF7EB@xxxxxx
    > > >> > Since the last discussion on this turned into employee management
    > > >> > advice
    > > >> > (totally unrelated to the Vista question!), I'll pose the
    > > >> > question/problem
    > > >> > again:
    > > >> >
    > > >> > When I try to shut down or just log off one user (HP Pavilion, bought
    > > >> > with
    > > >> > Vista loaded on it), it takes HOURS. (I waited once just to see how
    > > >> > long.)
    > > >> > I
    > > >> > end-up holding the power button to power off, get the "Safe Mode"
    > > >> > screen,
    > > >> > but
    > > >> > choose Normal, and everything works fine. . .until it's time to shut
    > > >> > down
    > > >> > or
    > > >> > log off again.
    > > >> >
    > > >> > Any fix for this?
    > > >>
    > > >
    > >
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    >

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