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Windows 7: Slow Shutdowns

23 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Slow Shutdowns

Has anyone experienced any slow shutdowns in regards to Windows 7? My times seem to vary from a few seconds to 10 - 15 minutes. I've had long shutdowns using Vista but that was on rare occasions, with Windows 7 within 2 days I've had 4 shutdowns pass the 10 minute mark.

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23 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello LoosyGoosy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help by lowering the time a bit.

Shut Down -Speed Up

Do you have all programs and windows closed before shutting down?

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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24 Oct 2009   #3

 
 

Thanks for the tutorial.
I also have experienced the same slow shutdowns trouble lot of time and i had no idea to get rid of it.
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24 Oct 2009   #4

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi all
nice tutorial - thanks.

Check also if you are using system services like say music streaming servers etc as these take time to shut down.

Large paging files can also cause longer shutdowns - move these to faster disks or split them up.

Any DB (database system - MySQL, SQLlite, etc.) needs to be shut down properly -- also takes time.

Apache / IIS server systems also need to be "Quiesced" properly.

Other software that can cause excessively long shutdowns are

AV software,
Sneakware running (such as those things like Drivermax)
Background processes like Adobe Updater / Adobe Acrobat fast launch etc etc.

Check your system services / startup programs.

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the tutorial and tips, I'll give it a try.
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24 Oct 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome LoosyGoosy. Please let us know how it went for you.
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24 Oct 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashley View Post
Thanks for the tutorial.
I also have experienced the same slow shutdowns trouble lot of time and i had no idea to get rid of it.
You're welcome Ashley.
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25 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I set mine to 4000 to be on the safe side and so far so good all my shutdowns are much faster. Thanks a lot.
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25 Oct 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome LoosyGoosy. Thank you for sharing your results.
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