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Windows 7: Slow System Shutdown Windows 7

10 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
Slow System Shutdown Windows 7


I am trying to troubleshoot someone's pc for a very slow system shutdown (at least 8 minutes to shutdown). Here are the steps which I tried:

  1. Went into MS Config and disabled all startup items and some services.
  2. Ran CCleaner (which cleared 2gb~ of data).
  3. Removed all external devices (other than the wireless keyboard and mouse) and tried shutting down.
  4. Tried going into Windows Safe Mode with networking and rebooting into windows safe mode again.
  5. Tried system restore, it was unavailable.
  6. Went into the registry and brought the Waittokillservice from 12000 to 1000.
These are the steps which I tried. Now I know an OS reinstall is the last option but I really don't want to do it. What other steps can I try/are there any other steps? Thanks.

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