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Windows 7: shutdown time over 15 minutes

12 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
shutdown time over 15 minutes

Computer won't shutdown after 15 minutes...I have to hit the reset button to get a restart.

I am running the 64bit Ultimate Release Candidate

Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe
Opteron 185 OC'd to 2.75Ghz
4G OCR memory
Sapphire 1650 PCI-E video
2 green Western Digital 1Tb HD's
2 Western Digital 500Gb HD's

Haven't had any difficulties with Windows 7 other than this inability to restart...HELP!!!

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12 May 2009   #2

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

this is most likely not due to your hardware, but due to the software/gadgets and also drivers you may have installed yourself. You would have to go down the list, trial and error (or by searching here for known apps that have problems with 7), and uninstalling 1 by one quite possibly. If you can boot to safe mode and it seem alot faster, no shutdown hangs, then you know your answer isnt the OS install or something registry related.

This also could be if you have a usb hub in use, or the externals making this hang. Which also could be the issue with the 3gb in drives you have there... are those external or internal?
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12 May 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Catswold,

Check the following Tutorial Virtual Memory Paging File - Clear at Shutdown - Vista Forums to make sure that your paging file isn't set to clear on shutdown. Note that this is from Vista, but this also applies to Windows 7.
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13 May 2009   #4

Windows 7

Thanks Digger/Dwarf!

I tried the Safe Mode and it only took 90 seconds for the to Shutting Down screen to I guess that's some progress. I'm wondering if it might not be the M-Audio driver I downloaded from here...I hope not but I'm going to try that first.

I also set up for Win 7 to automatically clear the Memory Paging file, but I don't believe that made any difference (I did that first and Windows did restart after a long time, but when I restarted again, it seemed as slow as ever.

Thanks again I'll report back after I look at some of the drivers.

Oh, yeah Digger, all of those drives are internal SATA 3 drives...But then I suspect you are right and this is a software problem not a hardware.

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15 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Definately the maudio driver.

See this for a fix (I had same issue)

Windows 7 Build 7048 Shutdown/Restart FIX - The Official M-Audio User Forums
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16 May 2009   #6

Windows 7

Thanks fseal!!!!

Works like a champ...WOOHOO!!! Now I can use 7 as my primary system and V. Ultimate 64 as my failsafe.

Next goal...hardware upgrade to quad where's that piggy bank?
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26 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7

Thanks fseal for this fix!
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