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Windows 7: How do I shut down properly?

04 Mar 2014   #1
b0bl335wa993r

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
How do I shut down properly?

Sometimes my laptop doesn't shutdown at all. When it happened for the first time I was frightened and I left it all by itself to shut down. It didn't shutdown even after 19 Hours I called a local technician and he came all along just to remove my battery and restart it. It doesn't happen much but once in a month or two when I confuse my system before shutdown, it doesn't shutdown at all. I was told not to remove the battery like that hardware guy by my uncle. Does anyone know why this happens and what should we do when that happens?


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04 Mar 2014   #2
user31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To shutdown properly, go to the Start menu and click shut down.
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04 Mar 2014   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I wouldn't remove the battery. If the PC does not shutdown normally, hold the power button down for about 10 seconds and it will shutdown. This is not a preferred way to do it, but a few times will not hurt you PC.
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04 Mar 2014   #4
b0bl335wa993r

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by user31 View Post
To shutdown properly, go to the Start menu and click shut down.
hi User31,
that is what I do, but as I already mentioned it above it never shuts down sometimes if it gets laggy before shutdown.
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04 Mar 2014   #5
b0bl335wa993r

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I wouldn't remove the battery. If the PC does not shutdown normally, hold the power button down for about 10 seconds and it will shutdown. This is not a preferred way to do it, but a few times will not hurt you PC.
thanks, gonna try it when it happens next time
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05 Mar 2014   #6
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by b0bl335wa993r View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I wouldn't remove the battery. If the PC does not shutdown normally, hold the power button down for about 10 seconds and it will shutdown. This is not a preferred way to do it, but a few times will not hurt you PC.
thanks, gonna try it when it happens next time
That's the best approach, if it does not work only then would I remove the battery.
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05 Mar 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Any computer shuts down better if you close all programs that are running.
Examples:
Any games, programs, browsers, Office, Word ect.
Then go to Start/Shutdown. Don't worry about your security programs as long as they are not doing any scans.
If Windows 7 has to shut down all those things it will take some time before a proper shut down.
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05 Mar 2014   #8
ESARE

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could be hardware related issue. or a virus. run some scans make sure its not infected, and any free tool to check hardware. computers are like cars you gotta maintain em like one.
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