Win 7 won't shut down


  1. Posts : 46
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #1

    Win 7 won't shut down


    G'day,

    For no apparent reason my computer won't shut down. I have not changed anything for months and two days ago it started this behavior. I can't figure this out. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks up front.

    Cheers,
    Fritz
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  2. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #2

    There’s a bug that was discovered in 2020 that causes windows 7 to not shut down, try doing a system restore and restore your pc to the point before the issue started happening
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  3. Posts : 17
    win 7 64 bit
       #3

    pivo11 said:
    G'day,

    For no apparent reason my computer won't shut down. I have not changed anything for months and two days ago it started this behavior. I can't figure this out. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks up front.

    Cheers,
    Fritz
    Have you seen
    Windows 7 bug causing PCs to not shut down or reboot; Here's how to fix it | Apps.
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  4. Posts : 46
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #4

    mrlink2k said:
    There’s a bug that was discovered in 2020 that causes windows 7 to not shut down, try doing a system restore and restore your pc to the point before the issue started happening
    Thanks, Mrlink, but unfortuantely the only restore points available are after the problem started.

    Cheers,
    Fritz

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    Thanks much, SoulWriter, I'll give it a try and report back.

    Cheers,
    Fritz
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  5. Posts : 6,214
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #5

    If it isn't some update bug, then I'd try a selective startup with msconfig. If that works you'll have to iron out what the culprit is with the Autoruns program.
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  6. Posts : 46
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #6

    F22 Simpilot said:
    If it isn't some update bug, then I'd try a selective startup with msconfig. If that works you'll have to iron out what the culprit is with the Autoruns program.
    Thanks, Simpilot,

    In spite of all the help, so far everything I've tried has been unsuccessful. I'll have to go with the msconfig solution, but I might have to wait a few days before I do it. I have some work to finish first. For the moment, I'm just using "sleep" mode. Thanks once again to all.

    Cheers,
    Fritz
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  7. Posts : 6,214
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #7

    I'd really refrain from using those low power modes of sleep and hibernation. They can and will cause issues. Maybe not for everyone, but I've been on tech forms long enough to know it's been an issue. You always want to fully power off and on. I never leave my computer on anyway. When I'm done I turn it off. Complete waste of energy and wear and tear on my components. Plus dust culmination.

    In your case you should be able to just press and hold the power button and the computer will force shutdown. Unless ACPI (power options) in Windows was set not to respond to a long power button press. In which case, go into your power options in the Windows Control Panel and change your settings according.

    Speaking of the power options. This could also be a source of issues. Resetting things to default or just changing one setting can bring things back to normal.
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  8. Posts : 46
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #8

    F22 Simpilot said:
    I'd really refrain from using those low power modes of sleep and hibernation. They can and will cause issues. Maybe not for everyone, but I've been on tech forms long enough to know it's been an issue. You always want to fully power off and on. I never leave my computer on anyway. When I'm done I turn it off. Complete waste of energy and wear and tear on my components. Plus dust culmination.

    In your case you should be able to just press and hold the power button and the computer will force shutdown. Unless ACPI (power options) in Windows was set not to respond to a long power button press. In which case, go into your power options in the Windows Control Panel and change your settings according.

    Speaking of the power options. This could also be a source of issues. Resetting things to default or just changing one setting can bring things back to normal.
    You're right, leaving the computer on all the time is wasteful and risky. I shall try changing some power options. Thanks.

    Cheers,
    Fritz

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    My, my, my, changing my power options solved the problem. Many thanks to Simpilot and everyone else who helped with this. Such a great forum.

    Best to all,
    Fritz
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  9. Posts : 6,214
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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  10. Posts : 7,087
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #10

    Create a shortcut with the following cmd
    C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /p

    Execute the shortcut
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