Originally Posted by mailman2
Had this issue recently with one of my machines. Nothing a format couldn't fix. Just one of those things that happens to a Vista install after awhile.
you again and your anti-vista campaign, for your info same thing can happen to xp and win7.
pinguin74, in eventviewer, microsoft, windows, Diagnostics-Performance, look for entries like this.
This service caused a delay in the system shutdown process:
File Name : FontCache18.104.22.168
Friendly Name : PresentationFontCache.exe
Version : 3.0.6920.4000 built by: QFE
Total Time : 3361ms
Degradation Time : 3418ms
Incident Time (UTC) : 6/17/2009 7:52:12
This is most of the time caused when some app/driver/service holds onto a part of registry and doesn't want to let go.
XP was suffering heavily from this, then MS released User Profile Hive Cleanup Service.
Vista/Win7 has that service by default it is named "User Profile Service" make sure it runs.