Archiver > COMPUTERS > 2008-02 > 1202524834

From: rachel <>
Subject: Re: [COMPUTERS] Program hangs - fix.
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 02:40:34 +0000 (GMT)
In-Reply-To: <000001c86aa6$be2acad0$7ffc5f45@tmccapc>

hi Tom,

I am very interesting in knowing the meanings of those settings. Could you point me to a website or explain a bit more in details of what those setting does please.

Kind regards,


Tom McCaffrey <> wrote:

For those that are plagued with the message that something is waiting to end
when you shut down and if you are comfortable with making changes to the
registry - this should do the trick.

Go to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.
Double-click AutoEndTasks and change the value from 0 to 1.
Now double-click WaitToKillApp and change the value from 5000 to 1000.
Finally, double-click HungAppTimeout and change the value from 20,000 to

A log off or restart or reboot is required to set the changes.

This is a bandaid on the problem, but will stop the waiting.



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