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Windows 7: Windows Close Down Problem

11 May 2010   #1
Mr Brightside

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Close Down Problem

Everytime I closed down or resarted [Windows 7] I got a message saying "1 or more programmes are still running, do you want to force shutdown?"

I followed this step-by-step instruction;

Beyond Tecknology: Fix the “programs still need to close” problem in Windows 7

Is this safe to do and what does it actually do reducing it to 1000, will it build up errors, or is it just a superficial adjustment?

Any help is appreciated


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11 May 2010   #2
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

I would first take a look at what is running in the start-up entries with msconfig.
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11 May 2010   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Mr Brightside, welcome to SF basically changing that number will merely change how much time windows waits before automatically killing a "hung" process when you click shutdown, 1000ms=1 second

i get that myself a bit, even when there isnt anything open, it shouldn't do any damage, in fact, here is a tutorial from our very own Brink showing an easy way to set it to 2 seconds: Shut Down -Speed Up
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11 May 2010   #4
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

It's actually not a big deal, at all, sometimes it just takes longer than Windows likes to close an application. Now, if your system is hanging for more than 10 seconds waiting, then maybe address the "application", not windows settings.
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11 May 2010   #5
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Hello Mr Brightside,

If you want to shutdown ASAP try " Superfast Shutdown "

Download Super Fast Shutdown, Super Fast Shutdown 2.0 Download

This utility is working for W7 Home Pro. It shuts down in Under 5 seconds
depending on what is currently running.

I assume that this utility bypasses the save data function so if you have any
data which is not saved it may be lost. I have been using it for
two weeks without any problems.

I have tried similar programs in the past which have created problems, but
Superfast has not created any errors.

Hope this helps
Richard
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11 May 2010   #6
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

No offense, but I must highly recommend against doing that. Let windows do it's job.

Peace
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11 May 2010   #7
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhammstein View Post
No offense, but I must highly recommend against doing that. Let windows do it's job.

Peace
I agree if your talking about the "superfast shutdown" thing... if its the same one i used before there is no shutdown process, it just fires the "switch off" command to the PC, which is NOT good for either your hardware or your OS, changing the "kill" time does no harm though, it just makes it a bit snappier shutting down because programs dont have as long before windows forces it to close
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12 May 2010   #8
Mr Brightside

Windows 7
 
 

Hello everyone, thanks for your replys!

So the majority of you are saying its okay, thats good enough for me, as long as I don't build up errors by shortening the kill time!
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12 May 2010   #9
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Brightside View Post
Hello everyone, thanks for your replys!

So the majority of you are saying its okay, thats good enough for me, as long as I don't build up errors by shortening the kill time!
I would look in the Event Logs and see what is hanging up. Then you can see if it is a program you can live without and uninstall it. If you need it you can see if there is a new version or report the problem to the software vendor so they can fix it.
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13 May 2010   #10
Mr Brightside

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Brightside View Post
Hello everyone, thanks for your replys!

So the majority of you are saying its okay, thats good enough for me, as long as I don't build up errors by shortening the kill time!
I would look in the Event Logs and see what is hanging up. Then you can see if it is a program you can live without and uninstall it. If you need it you can see if there is a new version or report the problem to the software vendor so they can fix it.
The programme that was still open everytime I tried to close down was something along the lines of "Explore, playing sound"

I don't know if this helps?
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