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Windows 7: Extra long shutdown


29 Jan 2012   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Extra long shutdown

On my desktop with an i7 and a M4 SSD, the time to shutdown is almost longer than the boot time. I have already set the registry to 2000ms, but the system seems to ignore that.

In contrast, my laptop with an i5 and a Vertex2 shuts down almost instantly. It has a quasi identical Windows 7 setup.

The desktop shutdown does not bother me when I walk away from it at night. But for the occasional restart, it is a bit of a pain. Does anybody have an idea what else can be done to speed that up.

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29 Jan 2012   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

wolfgang, have you tried these tweaks?

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"AutoEndTasks"="1"
"HungAppTimeout"="200"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="200"
"LowLevelHooksTimeout"="200"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control]
"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="200"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control]
"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="200"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="200"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
"ClearPageFileAtShutdown"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Control Panel\Desktop]
"AutoEndTasks"="1"
"HungAppTimeout"="200"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="200"

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Control Panel\Desktop]
"AutoEndTasks"="1"
"HungAppTimeout"="200"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="200"
or merge the attached registry file.

you may want to experiment a bit with the numbers - and make sure that it still asks to save opened files.

i used to use these on my old rig with great success - it would shut down very quickly, fortunately i don't seem to need it any more.

warning   Warning
i know whs knows this, but for any other readers, please please backup your registry before mucking around with it!


Attached Files
File Type: reg shut down quick.reg (1.7 KB, 37 views)
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29 Jan 2012   #3

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

You could always take a trace, via my tutorial, of the shutdown process and get a visualization of what's causing it too...
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29 Jan 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Mickey. I have already done that using 2000ms. But the shutdown still is a lot longer. The system seems to ignore my settings.

Thanks Carl. I will try the trace. Looks promising.
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29 Jan 2012   #5

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Are those trace commands case-sensitive?
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30 Jan 2012   #6

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

No, they are not. However, there's a ton of text, so case-sensitive means it's easier to read (and it's an old habit).
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30 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Do you have external drives USB connected that you leave on? If so, try closing the drives first. You really need to read this before disconnecting drives: Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device
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30 Jan 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by voiceartistusa View Post
Do you have external drives USB connected that you leave on? If so, try closing the drives first. You really need to read this before disconnecting drives: Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device
My box looks like a porcupine. 12 USB ports have devices hanging on the box. It would be completely impractical disconnecting those. For some I would have to crawl under the desk and go into the back of the box. Try that at age 74.
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