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Windows 7: Long shut down time

25 Nov 2009   #11
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Thanks, Zardoc. It's worth bearing this in mind if you are experiencing overly long shutdowns. The main reason for this option is to remove any trace of activity from the drive if you are dealing with classified/confidential information (as is the case with some businesses). However, the bigger the paging file the longer this takes. For most people, and virtually all home users, there is no need for the paging file to be erased on shutdown.


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01 Dec 2009   #12
bandika2000

windows xp
 
 

Zardoc you are the best
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01 Dec 2009   #13
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Just a fan dude. We use all are brains and become a collective.

The borg they call it I think

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02 Dec 2009   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
just to add my .02EUR worth

in addition to the advice given above you should also see what system services are running -- for example if you have ACRONIS / ADOBE etc.

These will have background services running all the time whether these programs are active or not. Some of these programs initiate system services automatically which all add to the shutdown time when you are closing windows down.

Many of these only need to start when you launch the application.

Other things like data streaming servers, itunes etc etc might also have long running services that take a long time to stop.

Cheers
jimbo
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03 Dec 2009   #15
bandika2000

windows xp
 
 
o yes

jimbo45,

yes indeed I have acronis true image home 2010 and photoshop cs4 running
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06 Dec 2009   #16
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

You can safely turn off Acronis Scheduler service if you don't program images
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10 May 2010   #17
Tom1W

Windows 7
 
 

I had this problem and and tried various solutions without success. The only thing that worked for me was to unistall/reinstall graphics card drivers.
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09 Oct 2010   #18
SeptimusFry

Windows 7/64pro(SSD)
 
 

Dwarf - I have been messing about with one thing and another to try to prevent UNBELIEVABLY long shutdown. I just used to walk away and leave it, which was annoying when it was just a reboot needed. The tweak on WaitFor.. from 1000 to 20000 was useless, as this is just a question of a few seconds.

As soon as I saw your reference to clearing VM, I knew it had to be right as I have 12GB of memory and clearing VM was going to take ages. Switched it off as you showed, and now my computer reboots withing 2 minutes. Thanks a bunch.
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09 Oct 2010   #19
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're most welcome, SeptimusFry.
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