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Windows 7: Windows was not shutdown properly.

27 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows was not shutdown properly.

i shutdown my pc properly via the shutdown button in start menu... but when i check my reliability monitor it says windows was not shutdown properly. it doesnt happen everytime i shutdown but seems to happen randomly every now and then... how do i solve this problem??

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27 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

For starters close all open windows before you shut down. Do you see a message during the shut down??
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27 May 2010   #3

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

Make a desktop shortcut to shutdown and include a switch that forces all open apps to shut down without warning.

Just right click the desktop, New, Shortcut, type:

Shutdown -f

Shutdown -f closes any open programs without warning.

Now instead of shutting down the usual way, just use that shortcut to shutdown. If the error stops it means some program wasnt shutting down properly on occasion.
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28 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

thanks guys.. tried the shortcut method.. seems to shutdown properly now but cant be sure since it only happens randomly.. i suspect its my kaspersky not shutting down.. thanks again..
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18 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

this may be a VERY old thread, but I think I have found a possible explanation. Computer does not shut down properly if Selective Suspend is enabled this may not be the problem, but it's worth a try
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