Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: shutdown time over 15 minutes

12 May 2009   #1
Catswold

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

System:
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!!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 May 2009   #2
Digger

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2009   #3
Dwarf

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 W7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 May 2009   #4
Catswold

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Digger/Dwarf!

I tried the Safe Mode and it only took 90 seconds for the to Shutting Down screen to close...so 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.

Later
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2009   #5
fseal

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2009   #6
Catswold

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 processor...now where's that piggy bank?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2009   #7
gaston

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks fseal for this fix!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 shutdown time over 15 minutes




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Shutdown PC automatically if the time is equal or over defined time?
Hello. I have this PC that I only want to be able to be used Under 23:00 system time. I only want to set this up for one user. So that other users wont be affected by it. And I want the PC to be usable again at 7:00 (AM) Am I able to setup something like this? And If I can how do I do it? Ps. If I...
General Discussion
Windows 7 shutdown or restart take too long about almost 5 minutes
Right now the shutdown took about almost 5 minutes before turn off or restart mu desktop too. That's a little too long to wait. Anyway what I have done with this last evening when uninstalling the program and I couldn't wait too long after hit the task manager. The task manager on the desktop...
Performance & Maintenance
Freeze on shutdown for 5 minutes, then BSD
Hello everyone, I'm new to SevenForums, so I hope I've managed to follow all the steps necessary to get some help to resolve this annoying problem that has started happening in the past week or so. Every time I shutdown my desktop, the screen freezes for around 4 to 5 minutes showing...
BSOD Help and Support
Stalling at shutdown for 20 minutes before BSOD and restart
I've had severe problems with this computer. The most recent one is stalling at shutdown and a bsod before an automatic restart. I've also been attempting to reinstall the nvidia drivers but have been running into severe problems with that as well as random freezing to the system. Any...
BSOD Help and Support
Slow shutdown (2-3 minutes)
ASUS P8Z68-V LX Intel i5 8GB Kingston DDR3 WD SATA6 and Seagate SATA1 Windows 7 Professional Hi My machine is taking a 2-3 minutes to shutdown (blue screen with windows logo saying shutting down with swirling circle to the left).
Performance & Maintenance
3 minutes freeze from time to time
hey......i have a dell laptop....1 month old....and i have a problem with win 7 ultimate 32 bit....it freezes from time to time for exactly 3 minutes?! ....i can move the mouse....winamp still plays for another minute but none of the applications respond....i had first win 7 on 64 bit....i thought...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:57.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App