Which annoys you most - Slow bootup or slow shutdown?

Summary:The comments I got on the post I made the other day on Vista bootup speeds were interesting. What caught my eye was the number of you which mentioned that a PC that was slow to shutdown were just as irritating, if not more irritating, that a PC that was slow to boot up.

The comments I got on the post I made the other day on Vista bootup speeds were interesting.  What caught my eye was the number of you which mentioned that a PC that was slow to shutdown were just as irritating, if not more irritating, that a PC that was slow to boot up.

So, which do you find the most annoying?

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And for those of you who said that you find slow bootups to be more irritating on notebooks that desktop PCs, I have to admit that I agree with you.  This is the main reason why I keep my notebook as bare as possible.  Not only does a streamlined install make bootups faster, it reduced on the amount of updating that I have to do when it is on and hooked up to the Internet.

Topics: PCs

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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