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Windows 7: Help! my new laptop takes forever to turn off!

11 Oct 2011   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

tyu,

You have much trash installed on your computer.

You are going to continue to have problems if some of them are not removed.

You are hell-bent on self destruction with some of those programs.

I also do not see any anti-virus/anti-malware software installed.

Immediately, download, install and use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).

Use no other AV sofware. That is the only AV software that I use, the only AV that I install, the only AV I recommend.

Link to MSE in my sig.


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11 Oct 2011   #12
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tyu678 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Welcome tyu678!

Does your laptop say "Stopping services" or "Shutting down" when it's taking that long to actually power off?

(I have an idea, but want to hear your answer first)
Yes, It says 'shutting down' and shows little circle spinning around

from their it takes like 3 minutes to be turned off
AHA. OK, here's my idea. I might be completely off-track with this, or it could be the very reason for your long shutdown time.

There's a registry setting that allows you to clear the page file during shutdown, which incidentally takes a few minutes (and is normally pretty useless). It will keep doing this until you turn the setting off.

Run regedit.exe and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management, then look for a REG_DWORD entry called ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
Is this value set to 1? If yes, you have found the problem. Change it to 0 and exit the registry editor.
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11 Oct 2011   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Corozan,

Extremely unlikely cause of his problem(s).

Take a look at his installed programs.

Ways of decreasing that shutdown time that we might need to resort to are:
Desktop and Shutdown Tweaks Combined
How to Speed Up Windows 7 Desktop and Shutdown


The event log entries,
Event Viewer - View Log Details of Last Shutdown and Restart of Computer
How to See the Last Shutdown and Restart Time of Your Windows PC

the use of a special tool for this purpose. I believe we have a tutorial on this:
Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace
Getting Traces to Troubleshoot Performance Issues
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11 Oct 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Clean up factory bloatware, most importantly turn off the programs which may be starting up and leeching CPU/RAM, slowing Startup and Shutdown and can spy on you.

Next work through these troubleshooting steps.

As a last resort, use the tool which the Pro's use to troubleshoot these issues: Trace Windows 7 boot-shutdown-hibernate-standby-resume issues - MSFN Forums
What's the progress on the above steps?
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12 Oct 2011   #15
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Corozan,

Extremely unlikely cause of his problem(s).

Take a look at his installed programs.
Agreed (it was a long shot anyway). I didn't really see that huge list of installed software until after my previous post. *picks up own jaw from the floor*
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13 Oct 2011   #16
tyu678

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
tyu,
| type MSCONFIG | ENTER | STARTUP tab |

uncheck ALL | OK | RESTART |

Have no fear. You have disabled nothing. You have told MS not to run those programs at startup time.

If this doesn't cure the problem, them there are further steps you can take.
It didn't solve the problem. what are the further steps?
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13 Oct 2011   #17
tyu678

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
tyu,

You have much trash installed on your computer.

You are going to continue to have problems if some of them are not removed.

You are hell-bent on self destruction with some of those programs.

I also do not see any anti-virus/anti-malware software installed.

Immediately, download, install and use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).

Use no other AV sofware. That is the only AV software that I use, the only AV that I install, the only AV I recommend.

Link to MSE in my sig.
I do have kasperski anti-virus program installed that came with the laptop
Could this program somehow caused this problem?
cause I remember that this issue began soon after I activated the program.
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13 Oct 2011   #18
tyu678

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Clean up factory bloatware, most importantly turn off the programs which may be starting up and leeching CPU/RAM, slowing Startup and Shutdown and can spy on you.

Next work through these troubleshooting steps.

As a last resort, use the tool which the Pro's use to troubleshoot these issues: Trace Windows 7 boot-shutdown-hibernate-standby-resume issues - MSFN Forums
What's the progress on the above steps?
I'm planning on doing above steps over the weekend. Too busy with classes :[ Sorry.
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13 Oct 2011   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Attach a fresh copy of install.txt to your next post.

Configuring Kaspersky to be efficient can be problematic.

until problem located, then 100% remove kaspersky. Install MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials). Link in my tab.
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13 Oct 2011   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

GregRocker has recommended the following:

Quote:
Clean up factory bloatware, most importantly turn off the programs which may be starting up and leeching CPU/RAM, slowing Startup and Shutdown and can spy on you.

Next work through these troubleshooting steps.

As a last resort, use the tool which the Pro's use to troubleshoot these issues: Trace Windows 7 boot-shutdown-hibernate-standby-resume issues - MSFN Forums
Please carry out those steps.
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