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Windows 7: Windows 7 laptop takes 20-25 minutes to shut down, even from Safe Mode

16 Jul 2012   #11
Duckbill

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK, I made a shutdown trace: Shutdown_Trace.zip

I let it run while I was away, so I don't know how long that took.


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16 Jul 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

you might locate some informative data in the following script which gives entries in the event logs related to shutdown and bootup.

# **********************INSTRUCTIONS**************************
# STEP 1 ** RUN POWERSHELL AS ADMINISTRATOR ******************
# ************************************************************
#
# WIN key | type POWERSHELL | do NOT hit ENTER |
# in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
# choose "Run as administrator" |
# Click on the YES button (if such appears)
#
# WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top
#
# for the guru:
# WIN | type POWERSHELL | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
# ************************************************************
# STEP 2 ** COPY AND PASTE ***********************************
# ************************************************************
#
# COPY the script using CTRL+C,
# COPY every line of script down thru both EXIT statements
#
# PASTE into Powershell
#----Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
#----(Ctrl+V does not work)
#
# Start copying with first script line without a # at start of the line
# Note: Actually, you can paste the entire file if you rather
#-------Lines starting with a # are ignored by PowerShell
# ************************************************************
# STEP 3 ** SCRIPT OUTPUT & SCRIPT PURPOSE *******************
# ************************************************************
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# ************************************************************
# ***************** NOTE - POWERSHELL VERSION*****************
# if you receive this error msg:
#--The system can not find the path specified
# you may need to update your PowerShell
# you must be using Powershell 2.0 or later.
#
# To determine your Powershell version:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter $host.version
#---you should see at least:
# Major Minor Build Revision
# ----- ----- ----- --------
# 2......0......-1.....-1
#
# If you do not see the above, update your Vista/Win 7.
# ************************************************************
# *************** NOTE - EXECUTION POLICY*********************
# If you haven't set the execution policy, you may need to:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter SET-EXECUTIONPOLICY -EXECUTIONPOLICY REMOTESIGNED
# ************************************************************

==============================================
==============================================
Script:
# ************************************************************
# Places BootAndShutdownPerfomance.txt on your DESKTOP 
# Contains event data from Startup and Shutdown
# ************************************************************

$events Get-WinEvent -filterhashtable @{logname 'Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational'} `
-verbose:
$false -force:$true
$f1 = @{label="Event ID";expression={$_.Id}}
$f2 = @{label="Time";expression={$_.timecreated}}
$f3 = @{label="Explanation";expression={$_.message}}

$events | sort timecreated -desc | fl $f1,$f2$f3  > $env:userprofile\desktop\BootAndShutdownPerformance.txt

EXIT
EXIT

# ************************************************************ 
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16 Jul 2012   #13
Duckbill

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks, I ran the script but all I get are a few 'This application took longer than usual to start up' events during startup, and no events during shutdown. I see shutdown durations ranging from 600 seconds to 1250 seconds.

It looks like, before the end of April, shutdown durations were consistently less than 200 seconds. I wonder what happened then?
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16 Jul 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Even at 200 secs the shutdown time is horrendous.

Will await the analysis of the trace.

Normally you will see in those logs some entries indicating causative factors.

Zip up the file that the script generated and I'll take a look, although the traces are normally quite informative.

I don't like the program, but in this case you may find Soluto helpful. Just be sure to immediately uninstall the program as with the data that it continually collects and sends back, then I put the program in the spyware category.

http://www.soluto.com/
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16 Jul 2012   #15
Duckbill

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK, here it is: BootAndShutdownPerformance.zip

I'll take a look at Soluto, thanks.
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16 Jul 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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16 Jul 2012   #17
Duckbill

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry, I was thinking of the instructions on the shutdown trace - that was a much larger file. It should be attached properly now.


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File Type: zip BootAndShutdownPerformance.zip (48.7 KB, 7 views)
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16 Jul 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Uninstall TOR.
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16 Jul 2012   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Uninstall Risen
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16 Jul 2012   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD, as an attachment, the startup.txt file
UPLOAD, as an attachment, the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD, as an attachment, the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
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I'll await those three files,
karl
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