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Windows 7: Windows 7 64 bit Hangs on Shutdown & More

07 Mar 2012   #11

Windows 7 64 bit


Dude! Rock on -- I think that did it. The whole machine is running better.

For clarity:

1) I ran the sfc from the command prompt at boot
2) It said that a repair was in process but restart was required to complete (this it did about 2 or 3 times)
3) Then, I am not sure what to call this step, but the laptop automatically ran through a system checking in DOS, repairing files, something with orphaned files, etc.. (again, Lack of experience leaves me at a loss for proper jargon, but it went through 3 distinct phases)
4) Then on the next restart things are running much faster/smoother and the laptop shutsdown

Massive Appreciation * any thoughts and comments here also appreciated (as not sure I am totally out of the woods)

Also once McAfee is Uninstalled--what is suitable replacement for protection again virus, etc...


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07 Mar 2012   #12

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
No problems

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Thank you for showing me this tool
No problems.

As I stated in the original post, I only discovered that tool relatively recently myself (~ 8 months ago).
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07 Mar 2012   #13


The Performance Issues are listed in the troubleshooting steps I posted earlier in the thread. You should know this if you'd worked through them as suggested:
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... Check for cued issues at top of Tools page, Generate A System Health Report.

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Also once McAfee is Uninstalled--what is suitable replacement for protection again virus, etc...
Again it was the second sentence in my MucAfee post:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Replace with Microsoft Security Essentials and the Win7 firewall.

What were the results of Malwarebytes scan?

How many times did you run SFC command? It should be run repeatedly until it finds no violations. It should also work from the Desktop Command Line: SFC -SCANNOW Command

There is no success in these cases without utter thoroughness. There are even more steps once we are convinced you have completed all of the others. Start at the top of the thread.
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07 Jan 2016   #14
Ken Honore

Windows 7 Home Premium

After combing through similar threads as this one, I discovered my experience with delayed start ups and hanging shutdowns had to do with a failing external drive. If you having this issue I would first unplug all external drives then boot PC... If there is no delay in start up or shutdown One of your drives is the culprit. Plug them in one at a time... Power up each time to discover which one is failing. Here's a thread I found after the fact related to this issue. external hard drive causing system to freeze on boot and shutdown
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