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Windows 7: slow shutdown on Win 7 - need help reading Shutdown trace results

16 Jun 2015   #1
dodobird

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
slow shutdown on Win 7 - need help reading Shutdown trace results

Hi all,

I've downloaded the Windows SDK to create an trace file to pinpoint what is holding up my laptop shutdown.

Unfortunately I'm having trouble reading the results so would appreciate anyone whom has experience with the software help me identify what is holding up shutdown.

Shutdown now takes 30secs on an i7 sony laptop ssd 8gb ram, it use to take only around 5 seconds.
It would seem there is only activity at the start and end of the shutdown process and a dead spot with little cpu activity for about 20 seconds.

Only thing I can see is the process lifetime seems to be extended for a handful of processes.

The file is HUGE so i'll just upload some screenshots of the results.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
dodo.




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16 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Until someone that can read the above comments, see if this will help Shut Down -Speed Up
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16 Jun 2015   #3
dodobird

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

Thanks GokAy,

That's actually the thread that led me to register and ask the question. Tried all the regedit options and nothing worked.

Cheers,
dodo
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22 Jun 2015   #4
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Have you tried this registry edit?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

In Memory Management, look for a DWORD called "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" and see if it's value is 1. If it is, change it to 0 and see if anything improves.

Basically, if "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" is set to 1, Windows clears the Page File by writing over it with zeros. This improves security because programs on your PC can store uncrypted passwords, emails and usernames in the page file, so in order to prevent them being read by anyone but you, Windows wipes it. However, it drastically increases shutdown time, and it's default value is 0 anyway, so changing it to 0 won't make any difference as long as no one steals you're hard drive

I know it sounds dodgy, but my PC went from 5 seconds to shutdown to over 3 minutes, and I couldn't figure out why; tried absolutely everything, then as a last attempt, did the above and it worked.

Hope it helps,

Mark
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22 Jun 2015   #5
dodobird

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

Hi Mark,

Have tried this also - unfortunately still no success.

Thanks,
Dodo
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22 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Mark, that was a nice recommendation, I should try to remember in the future. Sorry to hear it didn't work for OP.
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22 Jun 2015   #7
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Have you tried safe mode? If you haven't, let me know and I'll guide out through if you don't know what to do.
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22 Jun 2015   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Please fill out your System Specs:

See here: How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"

Also, did you make any changes around the time this started happening? Add or remove software or hardware?
Modify themes (uxtheme.dll)? Install a different printer?

Try disconnecting everything except mouse, keyboard and display then see how shutdown works.
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22 Jun 2015   #9
optiplex gx520

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit,Chromium OS, windows server 2008 32bit
 
 

is an extra 30 seconds something to worry about??? if you are shutting it down it wont affect how you use your pc
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22 Jun 2015   #10
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by optiplex gx520 View Post
is an extra 30 seconds something to worry about??? if you are shutting it down it wont affect how you use your pc
It does when you enjoy a PC you put a lot of money and effort into...
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