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Monday, December 8, 2008

Automatically Kill All Running Programs At Shutdown

Automatically end hung processes At Shutdown

1)Launch the Registry Editor-[Click Start at bottom left desktop for Run and type regedit to press Enter.]
2)Navigate to and select HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.
3)Double-click the AutoEndTasks icon in the right pane, change 'Value data' to 1, and press . (Change it back to 0 if you later decide to revert to manual shutdown control.)

4) Double-click the HungAppTimeout icon in the same pane, and edit the 'Value data' field to reflect the time (in milliseconds). The default setting is '5000', or 5 seconds.
5)To reset the wait time for a program that is slow to shut down when Windows exits, double-click the WaitToKillAppTimeout icon in the same Registry pane, change the default of '20000' (milliseconds, or 20 seconds) to the maximum wait time of your choice, and press .

To customize a maximum wait time before Windows ends (or prompts you to end)
services at shutdown.

1) Open the Registry Editor
2) Navigate to and select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control.
3) Double-click the WaitToKillServiceTimeout icon in the right pane. Adjust its 'Value data' (also 20000 milliseconds, or 20 seconds, by default) to the wait time of your choice, and press . Note: Your new value may not stick, since some services automatically increase this number to build in more time to clean up their act. Try it in Safe Mode.

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