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Windows 7: Takes forever to turn off!

05 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Takes forever to turn off!

Windows will start to lag, I shut off the comp, but it took like a hour to turn off.. help? Also, it seems everyime I defrag my laptop Windows 7 crashes... is there something about that?

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06 Oct 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

To find out your model and much, much more:
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How to use Event Viewer to view your Boot and Shutdown Performance

WIN key | type EVENTVWR.MSC | ENTER key

First wait for the Event Viewer to be populated-watch the Summary of Administrative Events section.

Now, using the left-hand pane tunnel down as follows:
Applications and services logs | Microsoft | Windows | Diagnostics-Performance | Operational

Right-click on Operational.

In the top-section of the middle pane, various events are listed.

Click on EventID to sort the events from smallest to largest.

EventID 100 is for Boot Performance.
EventID 200 is for Shutdown Performance
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06 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Maybe there are programs or third-party drivers which not properly closed.
Try clean boot and check if the shutdown problem still occurred ?
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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06 Oct 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

A common source of a slow shutdown is that you have scheduled certain programs to run at shutdown time, perhaps some AV action, a defrag, a cleanup.
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06 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

well I had jst finished Defragging...
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