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15 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Windows 7 take long time to shut down.

My Windows7 take so long time to shut down when i trying to shut it down after i open my laptop for a long time. I wonder what is the cause of this problem, it takes about 5minute ++ to shut down my laptop completely, anyone know what is the causes of this problem ?

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15 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7,Ubuntu,Fedora,Windows XP
 
 

I can't believe five minutes....my shutdown for a few seconds...do you have some antivirus program?
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15 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

ya i using Avira Antivirus Free edition
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15 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7,Ubuntu,Fedora,Windows XP
 
 

hmmm....avira....i dont like it...:P
whats your specs?
ram,cpu,processor...?
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15 Nov 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChiaWei View Post
My Windows7 take so long time to shut down when i trying to shut it down after i open my laptop for a long time. I wonder what is the cause of this problem, it takes about 5minute ++ to shut down my laptop completely, anyone know what is the causes of this problem ?
Hi ChiaWei! Zardoc has made a registry entry that should fix it! Check here: Desktop and Shutdown Tweaks Combined

Thanks,
ZeshanA
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15 Nov 2009   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dimitar View Post
hmmm....avira....i dont like it...:P
whats your specs?
ram,cpu,processor...?
It's in his system specs.

ZeshanA
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15 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7,Ubuntu,Fedora,Windows XP
 
 

ok..
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15 Nov 2009   #8

 

Stop everything running in your system tray, like antivirus or anything else that appear there. Also unplug any peripherals like gaming controllers, webcam or USB sticks.
If Windows shuts down normally you know its one of these programs or devices that is causing the problem.
Another thing to do is to start in Safe mode and see how shutdown behaves from there.
Again, if its quick then the cause is definitely a device or program.
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29 Oct 2011   #9

Micorsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

here the answer for most of you.

What you want to do is go to the registry and change a couple values. Open the registry(go to start type regedit) and locate the key{ \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management}, then change the value of ClearPageFile at Shutdown to a 0 IF the value is 1. If the value is 1, it will take longer for your computer to shutdown..this fix cured it all for me. I also did this :
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30 Oct 2011   #10

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 


okay, despite replying to a very old post, I would say be very careful (I would also say don't) when you mess with the registry. Try this instead. No need to buy anything and if you don't know how to do something, don't do it (they give red warnings at the top of the tutorials if that is the case): Optimize Windows 7

(This just in case someone sees this post later on)
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