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Windows 7: Computers takes forever to Shut Down & Sleep

01 May 2013   #1
Mmatus89

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Computers takes forever to Shut Down & Sleep

Well, at this point I don't know what to think. My computer was taking forever to shut down and go to sleep. I thought it was maybe Windows. I did a clean install this morning, and to my avail nothing changed. I did notice that when I don't have any programs running, it goes to sleep/shuts down instantly.

I don't remember it always being like this. I could be playing a game, have chrome open, skype, and a few other apps and it would shut down or go to sleep instantly. But now, my screen turns black, and my pc runs for about 30-40 seconds before the fans, and pc finally shuts down or go to sleep. I notice it hangs especially when I have chrome open. Chrome open with only 2 tabs open, and it takes 30-40 seconds to shut down or enter sleep.

My computer specs are currently up to date as well in my profile.

Any thoughts on this?


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01 May 2013   #2
BryanJames16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mmatus89 View Post
Well, at this point I don't know what to think. My computer was taking forever to shut down and go to sleep. I thought it was maybe Windows. I did a clean install this morning, and to my avail nothing changed. I did notice that when I don't have any programs running, it goes to sleep/shuts down instantly.

I don't remember it always being like this. I could be playing a game, have chrome open, skype, and a few other apps and it would shut down or go to sleep instantly. But now, my screen turns black, and my pc runs for about 30-40 seconds before the fans, and pc finally shuts down or go to sleep. I notice it hangs especially when I have chrome open. Chrome open with only 2 tabs open, and it takes 30-40 seconds to shut down or enter sleep.

My computer specs are currently up to date as well in my profile.

Any thoughts on this?
That also happened to me. I clicked the Shutdown button and a window appear (This window looks has a "Force Restart" option). I wait for it to load and kill the process. But unfortunately, after 15 minutes, nothing happens . I tried cancelling it and checking the task manager for it. I didn't saw any unusual. This time, I clicked "Force Restart". Bad idea! I waited for almost 1 hour and the computer says: "Windows is Shutting down". but actually, it didn't shut down. Any resolutions for these?
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01 May 2013   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you thought about closing all Internet tabs before shutting down?
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02 May 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

WIn7 should never hang or bog with a perfect install on sound, adequate hardware.

Work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with a Clean Boot, AV scan, checking the logs and system resources, testing hardware - especially with that much RAM.

If that doesn't help then consider following these same steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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03 May 2013   #5
britny

microsoft window7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Mmatus89

-Apply DE-fragmentation and delete all temporary files from your PC.
- Disinfect your system using some reliable antivirus program.
- Uninstall unnecessary programs (Games, crapware, toolbars, etc.)
- Click Start> |Run| Type msconfig > Enter > Start Up. Uncheck the boxes for the programs that you think you may not use often.

Hopefully you will get better results.......
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