If u wanna shutdown your computer much faster,then follw the steps-
step1: The first thing you need to do is to open your registry editor. Click Start –> Go to RUN and type REGEDIT
step2: Navigate to the following keys HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop
Scroll Down and look for HungAppTimeout and change the default 5000 to 1000 then click OK
step3: Scroll down to WaitToKillAppTimeout and change it’s value from 20000 to 1000 then click OK. Don’t close your registry editor yet, we have still more values to change.
step4: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ system \ CurrentControlSet \ Control and double click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout then change it’s value to 1000 then click OK.
step5: Now, navigate to HKEY_USERS \ DEFAULT \ Control Panel \ Desktop and change HungAppTimeout value to 1000 and click OK.
step6: Scroll down to WaitToKillAppTimeout change it to 1000 and click OK.
Your done, your XP will now shutdown much more quicker.
Tip: If modifying registry seems cumbersome to you can simply create a instant shutdown shortcut on your desktop.
1. Right click on your desktop and select New >> Shortcut
2. copy the following command: %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00
3. Name your shortcut as instant shutdown
4. You can use this created shortcut for fast shutdown.
This will forcibly end all running tasks and shutdown instantly.
Warning: Make sure to save any unsaved work before you shutdown using these tips. It may cause loss of unsaved work.