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Windows 7: Shutdown problem.

13 Oct 2010   #1
zxcvbasdfg

Windows 7
 
 
Shutdown problem.

Why does my laptop takes forever to shutdown?
im using windows 7 ultimate x64


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13 Oct 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

What antivirus software are you using? Some, like norton, have been known to cause shutdown issues.


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13 Oct 2010   #3
zxcvbasdfg

Windows 7
 
 

I dont have Anti-virus lol.
I only use Ccleaner and Malwarebytes.
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13 Oct 2010   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have a look at this Tutorial to see if you have got your paging file set to clear at shutdown. Virtual Memory Paging File - Clear at Shutdown - Vista Forums

In view of the fact that you have no AV installed, you could also be infected by malware which could also be preventing your system from shutting down.
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13 Oct 2010   #5
zxcvbasdfg

Windows 7
 
 

Wow that works.
Can you please recommend some AV thats for gaming?
(Like less memory etc.)
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13 Oct 2010   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I, like many others, use the free version of Avast!, although there are numerous AV solutions available, both free and paid for. You should find some more information on the different AVs available by browsing this sub-forum: System Security - Windows 7 Forums
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13 Oct 2010   #7
Snakeyeskm

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

If you are familiar with editing the registry you can enable the "verbose status...." of your PC. Once you have done that, your screen will display the steps involved in both boot up and shut down. This could help identify the particular process causing your shutdown delay. Post if you need any assistance in doing that.

Microsoft Security Essentials is an excellent antivirus/malware program, not only is it free but it consumes very few resources.
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13 Oct 2010   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

MSE would be my first choice in free AV's http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
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13 Oct 2010   #9
zxcvbasdfg

Windows 7
 
 

Neh um,
MSE - Low Memory ?
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13 Oct 2010   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I don't do 'gaming' but you can read this link from 2009 Exit/Close 'Microsoft Security Essentials' for gaming - Neowin Forums

Up to you, but don't go without a full time Anti-virus program, or a software firewall. You'll get bit on your bottom without
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