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Windows 7: slow in shutting down

18 Aug 2019   #1
davelon

windows 7
 
 
slow in shutting down

my windows 7 is slow in shutting down

even if i have an ssd, it took 15 seconds to shut it down.

Is there a way to see what's going in in the shutting process ?

and how can I shut it down in the fastest but proper way?


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi davelon,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davelon View Post
my windows 7 is slow in shutting down even if i have an ssd, it took 15 seconds to shut it down.

Is there a way to see what's going in in the shutting process and how can I shut it down in the fastest but proper way?
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
davelon

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4 Weeks Ago   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

A lot effects it if you have fast boot it will write a lot of data to hd on shutdown, any software running will have to close files and write data
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

My battleship laptop sometimes takes 2-4 minutes to shutdown. Haven't seen seconds since windows 3.1 :)
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
davelon

windows 7
 
 

hahaha ! well you have a problem bigger then mine, but still, I no software is open and it took 15 to 20 seconds and i would like to close immediately , i really do not understand how loading a OS could be faster than closing down
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Because there ar loads of programs open and data is cached and windows has to write the dirty bit to the hd
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've heard from a computer tech back in my XP days that computers are clearing out RAM or something on shutdown.

Your issue could be what ever you have installed and loaded when the computer starts. If you have a taskbar full of all kinds of crap and services for all kinds of other crap, then therein lies your issue.

If you want, run Autoruns, go to File and save the ARN file, zip it and upload here and I'll have a look. From there I can see what you're running and perhaps offer some suggestions.

I keep a tight ship myself. My boot time is probably 12 seconds from BIOS to Windows and my shutdown is probably 7 seconds if that.

There is also a registry entry you can add to close hung apps at a certain time. Hung apps can cause a slow shutdown time as well. Have a look here: Control How Long Windows Waits Before Killing Apps at Shutdown

Before you even attempt to mess with the registry, create a system restore point first.
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I did same question 3 years ago.
Found out it was / is because of the antivirus.



Why it takes so long to shut down?
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