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Windows 7: Forced Reboot

24 Apr 2015   #1

Forced Reboot

Windows 7.
Numerous times I have tried to reboot my computer, because itís running slow, or sluggish. When I close all open files, and try to reboot, I get message saying something is running, do you want to force the program to shut down.
How can I find out what is running?
After reboot the computer runs faster.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2015   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Check task manager and view processes...When asking you to force shut down there is a list behind it saying waiting for program(s) services to stop:
Check if there is any programs in the list and end its process in the task manager....
If you don't see anything, just wait for about 5 minutes.
If that didn't work, force shut down and remove all crap software from your computer.
REDUCE software killing process timeout:
Go to desktop--->Right click--->New--->Shortcut--->Type this:
shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f
Now launch it.
#2nd way:
+ R -->Type Regedit.exe --->Enter---> UAC Prompt click yes---->Keep expanding this path:
Should look like this:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2015   #3


Will try if the problem continues, just rebooted with out forcing.

Thanks for the fast reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Apr 2015   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wbunnell View Post
Will try if the problem continues, just rebooted with out forcing.

Thanks for the fast reply.
Any time!
Also, don't get to that registry thing unless you do what I said word by word.
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