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Windows 7: 7 ultimate taking forever to sleep

02 Apr 2010   #1
rcflier500

7 Ultimate
 
 
7 ultimate taking forever to sleep

I have a couple problems that have been happening only in windows 7. Both of these problems do not happen if i load vista on another partition and try these in vista.

1. When i hit the sleep button in 7 i will take anywhere from 30seconds to 5 minutes for the computer to finally sleep. In vista this takes only a few seconds.

2.Periodically my internet browser will no longer go to web pages, this happens in internet explorer, chrome, and firefox. When i exit from the browser the entire computer acts as if it is computing in slow motion and any task takes forever.

I have zonealarm firewall and antivirus loaded but this still happens if the program has not been installed on the system yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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02 Apr 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rcflier500 View Post
I have a couple problems that have been happening only in windows 7. Both of these problems do not happen if i load vista on another partition and try these in vista.

1. When i hit the sleep button in 7 i will take anywhere from 30seconds to 5 minutes for the computer to finally sleep. In vista this takes only a few seconds.

2.Periodically my internet browser will no longer go to web pages, this happens in internet explorer, chrome, and firefox. When i exit from the browser the entire computer acts as if it is computing in slow motion and any task takes forever.

I have zonealarm firewall and antivirus loaded but this still happens if the program has not been installed on the system yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the forums rcflier!

Lets get some preliminaries out of the way...
  • What version of Win7?
  • Where did you acquire this copy of Windows 7?
  • Was it an Upgrade or Clean Install?
  • What browser and version?
  • What antivirus/version?
  • Are you also running Windows firewall?
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02 Apr 2010   #3
rcflier500

7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote:

Welcome to the forums rcflier!

Lets get some preliminaries out of the way...
  • What version of Win7?
  • Where did you acquire this copy of Windows 7?
  • Was it an Upgrade or Clean Install?
  • What browser and version?
  • What antivirus/version?
  • Are you also running Windows firewall?
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Newegg
  • Clean Install and an upgrade. I tried it twice.
  • google chrome version 4.1.249.1045
  • Antivirus is Zone Alarm Internet Security. But the problem is still there even before i install Zone Alarm
  • WIndows firewall is off
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02 Apr 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Regarding the sleep problem is most likely due to a conflict with a slow ending process. Try the clean boot to eliminate the cause.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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02 Apr 2010   #5
rcflier500

7 Ultimate
 
 

just tried the clean boot and it still takes a long time to sleep. What is the normal time for the computer to sleep once the button has been pressed?
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02 Apr 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello RCFlier, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That amount of time sounds like you may have hibernate and/or hybrid enabled. As a test, make sure that hibernate is disabled and that you have the recommended settings for sleep in your Power Plan settings to see if you still get the same delay when putting the computer to sleep.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Apr 2010   #7
rcflier500

7 Ultimate
 
 

All of the sleep settings are correct.

Now there is a new problem. Once it finally goes to sleep, sometimes when i come back it have shit down, and then i restart it i will get the message that windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.
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04 Apr 2010   #8
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rcflier500 View Post
...Once it finally goes to sleep, sometimes when i come back it have shit down, and then i restart it i will get the message that windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.
Your PC does WHAT??? LOL!

Happy Easter All!!!

Do you get the dialog box popup telling you that Windows is trying to end a process or app, and do you want to Force it?
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04 Apr 2010   #9
rcflier500

7 Ultimate
 
 

YES! if i try to restart or shutdown i get the box that says there is a program running and would i like to force a restart or shutdown, but the area which usually shows the program that is running is empty.
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04 Apr 2010   #10
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rcflier500 View Post
YES! if i try to restart or shutdown i get the box that says there is a program running and would i like to force a restart or shutdown, but the area which usually shows the program that is running is empty.
Does Forcing reduce the shutdown time?
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