How to Fix Windows Vista Slow Startup and Shutdown

If you are an old Windows Vista user you might have noticed that the shutdown and startup processes takes more time than it used to be. Suddenly these processes are so slow that you can press shutdown at vista and wait a few minutes for the computer to shut itself down and the same goes to the startup process. It takes Windows Vista a few minutes to start itself instead of 1 minute as it was when you bought the computer.

This slowness happens almost to every computer that runs Windows for some time. You see, the cause to slow startup and shutdown time on Windows Vista is the registry. The Windows registry is the place where Windows Vista keeps its most valuable and critical information and keys. Whenever you make modifications to Windows like installing and uninstalling software, changes are made to the registry. Those changes make some errors and invalid entries in the Windows registry and that is the reason for Windows slow performance.

To fix this, all you need to do is clean the registry from errors and invalid entries, you have two ways of doing this:

1. Clean the registry manually – You can press Start->Run->regedit and Enter. You’ll see the Registry Editor window opens. That is where you make all the modifications you need to the registry. Important – Making mistakes while editing the registry can cause some serious damage to your computer, starting from performance problems to a situation where your computer doesn’t operate at all. So, if you don’t really know what you are doing in the registry editor, I recommend you not to touch it at all.

2. Use a Registry Cleaner – The best and most efficient solution for you is to use a registry cleaner. A registry cleaner is simply a little piece of software which its purpose is to run over all of the registry entries and fix errors and invalid entries. So, if you don’t want to clean your registry manually, I really recommend you to use a registry cleaner to solve the slow shutdown and startup of Windows Vista.

Warning – It is very important which registry cleaner you choose, there are lots of registry cleaners out there and some of them are good but some can damage your computer and are totally a scam.
Oh and another tip, use the registry cleaner on a weekly basis, this way your computer will always be at its most optimized state.