Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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

07 Mar 2012   #1

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

Hello All

I am hoping that someone can help me with this one:

I am running Windows 7 64 and whenever I attempt to shut-down my laptop, it just hangs on the "shutting-down" screen...

Here are some other pieces of info that might help:

* The machine will shut down if a I start Windows in Safe Mode

* The machine still hangs when shutting down if I attempt a 'clean boot' (meaning that I have disabled all non-Microsoft services)

* If I look through the Event Viewer, I notice the following errors:
Source Event ID Task Category
System Restore 8211 None
System Restore 8193 None
SideBySide 35 None
Application Hang 1002 (101)

* This computer is a little bit loaded--Hard Drive is about 99% full

Any help that can be offered is Greatly Appreciated


My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Mar 2012   #2


Work through these troubleshooting steps especially achieving a Clean Boot and the cleaning/defragging steps. I'd also move some data off now or delete it to free up space.

The steps show how to google repeat errors' verbatim text to find how others solve them.

I'd also run the hardware tests just to clear those.

If all else fails run the tool which the Pro's use to trace these hangs: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2012   #3

W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

* This computer is a little bit loaded--Hard Drive is about 99% full
That's not good!
How many Gigs of free space do you have?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit

Thank You Both for the suggestions

* I would like to remove some of the programs from the CPU but unfortunately, the Program Unistall is also hanging...

That said, I'll remove the data, but I am not too sure that is the prob...

@DavidW7ncus: 5 Gigs Free out of 450 Gigs Total

@GregRocker: Trying to work through the list you sent, but I am not sure that I will be able to.... Is my main goal to get a clean boot?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
Try this tool

Have you tried the tool in this post?
Windows 7 take long time to shut down.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2012   #6


Clean Boot will help if it's a program running in the background that's causing the problem, which might be hinted when you study the logs and use the System Resources in the steps - including the one in lenherus2000's image above.

You should also check for infection and then run SFC -SCANNOW Command to see if you have damaged system files. If it fails then boot into System Recovery Options to run SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot

But the steps that fail are also important to report back as it gives us clues to help you. So be thorough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 64 bit


Thank you for showing me this tool

The tool did note that 3 programs were causing Windows to enter Hibernate or Sleep too slowly...

They were DellDock.exe -&- McAfee HTML UI Container.exe

(That said, the tool did find anything that was preventing/delaying shut down)

* What do I do about this issue?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2012   #8


MucAfee is one of the worst problems we see on Win7. Try to uninstall it now in Control Panel and then use the MacAfee Removal Tool from its website found by Googling to get the leftovers because it is like a bad infection.

Replace with Microsoft Security Essentials and the Win7 firewall.

The other problem program Dell Dock is part of the bloatware and useless factory utilities which Dell adds in that throttle good performance of the best OS ever. You can either Clean up factory bloatware or use the Win7 installer to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM which is a much-superior install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 64 bit

Hi & Thanks

I tried to run the SFC -SCANNOW Command from Windows as an Admin, but it did not run, rather returned the message that:

Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service

* Also I will try to remove McAfee... The only problem is that program unistall (from Control Panel) is also hangin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2012   #10


You have damaged System files. Boot into System Recovery Options Command Line to run SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot.
Run it until files are repaired or reports they cannot be repaired.

I would first disinfect your OS running Malwarebytes, in Safe Mode if necessary. If you cannot run it then download and burn to CD or write to flash stick Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

System files may not repair if not first disinfected.

You must also be thorough. Do not skip any steps (like SFC from Command Prompt) without discussing them first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 64 bit Hangs on Shutdown & More

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 hangs on shutdown screen? BSOD on Update install?
Hi, I have a copy of windows 7, 64 bit OEM on my desktop with the hardware of: 2 asus dvd burners, 1 TB seagate HDD 160 GB Seagate HDD 250 GB Samsung SSD GEForce GTX 750 Ti GPU Asrock p67 extreme4 gen3 motherboard enermax platamax 750 PSU Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
BSOD Help and Support
PC hangs at shutdown
--SOLVED-- The culprit of my hanging shutdowns was a cheap PCI to USB card. ------------ Hi everyone, I'm a new guy with a problem. My PC hangs at shutdown, indefinitely. I am running Windows 7 RC1 and when I click the shutdown button in the start menu it logs off normally, then exits...
Windows hangs at shutdown screen and wont restart after win update
Hey guys, Tried searching didnt find anything. After windows update my computer hangs at the shutting down screen when I restart it, I get the to the windows flag but then the screen goes blank and I never get to the login screen. This is the second windows update this has happened on....
Windows Updates & Activation
Win 7 hangs on shutdown.
Well it happens again, I seem to have a curse against me and 64bit OS. This time its win7 :D. The title says it really, since installing 64x version of Win7 ive have 2 instances of were 7 doesnt shut down, it gets to the point were the screen says "shutting down" and just hangs there. Also when it...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Hangs on Shutdown / Restart
Every other day or so when shutting down or restarting Windows gets to the "Logging Off" stage and sits there until I just get tired of waiting and hit the reset button. I remmeber having the same problem years back on numerous machines and having to do download a patch for the problem. Windows 7...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows 7 hangs taskhost.exe on restart or shutdown
Hello very nice to register here, well im having a bit problem and it's really annoying to me seriously i hope it's not only me and i hope someone has fix this. im using windows 7 ultimate RTM 7600 x64 build and when im restarting my system or shut down it hangs the taskhost.exe to close/force...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:47.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App