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Windows 7: Extremely long shutdown

20 Mar 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That is what is nice about extra SSD's. Now you got something to play with.


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20 Mar 2015   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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Hmm, interesting. Thanks David. I think what I will do is a new installation. This one is nearly 4 years old and has accumulated a lot of gremlins that are not worth chasing. I wanted to put a different SSD into the box anyhow. Right now I have a 60GB Crucial M4 but on my desk I have a brand new 240GB M500. Has been sitting there since November.
You're welcome.
If you're going to do a clean install anyway, you might want to try verbose messages on the current OS before replacing it, just to see what it does, for future reference.
I like it, i really see a difference in what takes longer when Windows Updates are installing and restarting.

You can also do it with Group Policy, i'm just more familiar with regedit.
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20 Mar 2015   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah right Jack, at this moment I have 6 loose SSDs.

2 are older and I use them for 'experiments'.

One 240GB Mushkin is in my eSata enclosure with the virtual systems.

One newer 60GB Mushkin is in an enclosure with my Mint Mate to run on my little laptop that has only 20GB of disk space.

A 120GB M500 that will have to go into my wife's new 17" laptop. That laptop has no disk bay and you have to take the whole back panel off. Since this laptop goes to Germany, I'll ask a friend there who does that all the time to change the disk.

And finally the said 240GB M500 that was destined for this desktop.
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20 Mar 2015   #14
gregrocker

 

Did you ask Carl to help interpret the trace results? I see him around here a lot now, so I'm wondering if he still services his tutorial. He helped me with it several times some years back and was always effective.
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20 Mar 2015   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nah, I did not. I did not want to bother him. I think I could figure out what I was looking for from the graphs.
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20 Mar 2015   #16
tblob

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I had this problem once, it turned out to be Kaspersky. When you use the "privacy cleaner" it has an option to "clear swap file on shutdown". But, it's not just a one-time setting, it will do it on every shutdown and it makes for a very long shutdown. Does any of your cleaning have to do with the swap file?
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20 Mar 2015   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use MSE and not Kaspersky. But thanks for the heads up.
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20 Mar 2015   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just had a brain storm. Grab the aspirin bottle for bears.

Wolfgang because you use a lot of virtual stuff like Linux could those things be slowing down your shut downs?
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20 Mar 2015   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Jack, I don't think so. When I shut down the system, everything else is already dead. I run the Linux in VMware Player, but that is turned off before I shut down the system. I never shut down the system with any program open.

But thanks for the brain storm. Tell your 3 cells to keep up the good work, LOL.
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20 Mar 2015   #20
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Old Drivers?

These probably don't apply to your problem but I thought that I'd mention them.

Have you changed your hardware a few times?

A few years ago, I noticed that my PC was taking a while to shut down.
It turned out that when I replaced my graphics card, I hadn't uninstalled the driver for the previous card.

Also check out this thread:
3TB HDD GPT Problems

Another time this happened it turned out that AVG didn't want to shutdown:
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