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Windows 7: Shutdown is taking forever.

16 Oct 2010   #11
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Run an sfc scan to fix corrupted system files.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesnt help, run a repair install.

Repair Install


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17 Oct 2010   #12
dare978devil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks. SFC returned no integrity violations.

DD.
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18 Oct 2010   #13
dare978devil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Run an sfc scan to fix corrupted system files.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesnt help, run a repair install.

Repair Install
Thanks, I can try a repair install, am just not keen on it. Other than the very lengthy shutdown, the system is working more or less fine. I don't want to risk messing up the installation with a repair install especially since SFC did not find anything out of the ordinary. Win7x64 has only been installed on that comp since August, it is still relatively new.

The comp is triple-booted with Vista x64 and XP x32. I plan on eventually removing Vista since Win7 is more or less the same (but better) and going back to a dual-boot system with XP hanging around to provide access to the file system should anything catastrophic happen to Win7.

Any other ideas?

Thanks,
DD.
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18 Oct 2010   #14
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You didn't perhaps defrag your Win7 Ultimate x64 installation on an--> SSD did you?
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18 Oct 2010   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dare978devil View Post
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I tried that, set the boot tab in msconfig to safe mode -minimal. Rebooted, and gave the computer a good 5 mins to sit there after coming up in safe mode. Then I clicked Shutdown, and it did the same thing. Sat there for about 3 mins with Shutting Down... on the screen.

I have a very minimal startup config even without going into safe mode. Bell Internet Service Advisor (from my ISP) and Microsoft Intellitype Pro. That's it.

Thanks,
DD.
Try disabling the Bell Internet Service Advisor and see if that makes a difference.
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18 Oct 2010   #16
dare978devil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You didn't perhaps defrag your Win7 Ultimate x64 installation on an--> SSD did you?
Nope, but that doesn't actually harm the installation, it just doesn't serve any purpose on an SSD and lowers the lifespan needlessly. However, I turned off defrag the same day I install Win7.

DD.
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18 Oct 2010   #17
dare978devil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dare978devil View Post
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I tried that, set the boot tab in msconfig to safe mode -minimal. Rebooted, and gave the computer a good 5 mins to sit there after coming up in safe mode. Then I clicked Shutdown, and it did the same thing. Sat there for about 3 mins with Shutting Down... on the screen.

I have a very minimal startup config even without going into safe mode. Bell Internet Service Advisor (from my ISP) and Microsoft Intellitype Pro. That's it.

Thanks,
DD.
Try disabling the Bell Internet Service Advisor and see if that makes a difference.
Hi,

Yeah, tried that this past weekend. Doesn't seem to make a difference. That prog is just one of those "is your firewall installed? Is your AV on?" type of programs which my ISP uses to try to cut down on support calls. It is just the messages component which used to start up anyway, it doesn't have any actual power. At any rate, it is no longer in my startup config.

DD.
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18 Oct 2010   #18
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you checked to make sure TRIM is working properly in Windows 7(if your SSD supports it that is)? Longshot, but just trying to get every option checked here. You could also install a trial of Tune Up Utilities 2010. It may be able to find your problem for you and fix it. You could then uninstall it and if the problem comes back at least you know what it is.
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18 Oct 2010   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Would you mind posting a HJT log, so we can see what's running at start up?

Download HijackThis!
HijackThis - Trend Micro USA
Right click and run as Administrator. Click 'scan and save log'. The log will be saved to Notepad.
Next go back to start HJT, click 'open misc tools section', then click "Generate startup log".

Copy and paste both logs back in your next post.
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18 Oct 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
Have you checked to make sure TRIM is working properly in Windows 7(if your SSD supports it that is)? Longshot, but just trying to get every option checked here. You could also install a trial of Tune Up Utilities 2010. It may be able to find your problem for you and fix it. You could then uninstall it and if the problem comes back at least you know what it is.
Here is an extract from my own little blog on how you can check Trim support:

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If you are not certain whether your SSD controller supports TRIM, there is an easy way to find out.
Open an elevated Command Prompt (run as admin) and paste this command into the Command Prompt window:

fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify

If Command Prompt returns a 0 (zero), your drive supports TRIM and it is enabled.
If it returns 1 (one), the file system has disabled TRIM for your drive. This means your drive's controller does not support TRIM.
Another thing to check is the SSD alignment. Here is how:

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If you want to verify the alignment (e.g. for a SSD where you are not certain whether the proper alignment was done), you use the following commands.

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n
List partition

Now you should see a result like this.

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 59 GB 1024 KB

The offset has to be divisible by 4.
Source: SSD Alignment
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