Slow XP Shutdown – How to Fix Windows XP Slow Shutdown Issue

You have an Aspire one model ZG5 that you just did a System recovery on. Now it takes forever to shutdown. What can you do to fix this?

Your user profile might be causing your slow shutdown. You can download and install user profile hive cleanup service. Double click on UPHClean-Setup.msi to install it.

Once installed it is set to become an automatic service at Windows startup. Reboot your computer after installation and then perform a test shutdown. Hopefully, that cleanup service will fix your issue.

Slow XP Shutdown

It's slower to shutdown a longer you have your computer on. Does that change anything? Not necessarily, that UPH cleanup service basically makes sure that your Windows profile is cleaned up properly before your computer shuts down.

If this fixes your issue then it shouldn't matter how long you have your computer on. These instructions were written for an Acer Aspire one model ZG5 running Windows XP.

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