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Windows 7: Windows 7 shuts down slow

30 Jun 2010   #1
junjuramesh

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 shuts down slow

Hi,
I am using windows 7 ultimate. I am using NOrton 360 on my PC. It's startup is very fine, less than a minute, performance is good, Not having any virus at all (fully protected and updated). But it is taking long time to shut down, more than 3 minutes. I googled for the solution to quick shut down the PC. I followed the methods given.
1. By enabling the "turn off automatic termination of applications that block or cancel shut down" in group policy editor.

2.By chnaging the registy value of "wait to kill service timeout" from 12000 to 3000 in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control.

3.Defragment the disk.( ofcourse NORTON 360 done that.)

I followed the three steps given above, but didn't get the result. It is taking long time to shutdown.

Can anyone suggest me with a solution to quick shutdown of PC ?

Thanking you..


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30 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

With a clean boot
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

You may be able to diagnose the problem

If you shut down quickly using clean boot, follow the instructions to see what program is causing the problem. Shut down takes long because some program takes long to shut down.
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30 Jun 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

Running Norton is like paying to bloat your computer. May I suggest you use Norton Removal tool to remove it, then install the expert's favorite, free lightweight Microsoft Security Essentials, let it update and run its first scan after which it will disappear unless you ever have a threat.

Norton is such a monstrous bloatware infection that other special steps are required to cleanly remove it. Install free Revo uninstaller and set to Advanced mode, then start the uninstall, ignoring prompt to restart after Window-uninstaller runs so you can click Next to have Revo cue up all the leftover Registry listings and Files for you to check and delete.

Finally, run sfc /scannow as Admin to see if removal damaged System files which might require a Repair Install.

If the shutdown lag continues after this, check the Performance-Diagnostics log for what is hanging shutdown, and post back for further steps.
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03 Jul 2010   #4
junjuramesh

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks Richc46 for responding me. I visited the link which you have given and followed the procedure given there for clean boot. But there is no result. The problem persists. Any more suggestions plzzzz.


And more over Mr.Gregrocker, I dont think Norton a monstrous bloatware, I am using norton since 2 yrs, My PC didn't get infected by any virus. It is running smoothly and well. My problem arises last three weeks ago.
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03 Jul 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

Glad Norton works for you. I have never met any expert who thinks that Norton is anything other than bloatware, paying for bloatware to slow down your computer.

I only bother to suggest this because many who I have removed Norton for had no idea that their computer had the ability to respond instantaneously, since they had been paying hundreds of dollars for Norton to slow it down.

With almost any computer maintained well, Win7 has the ability to run instantaneously with no hang by default unless you are running bloatware like Norton. I hope you are getting this kind of fast performance.

Enjoy.
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04 Jul 2010   #6
sobber

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Fast Shutdown

For fast shutdown no need to tweak the registry:

Open Task Manager (ctrl + alt + del)
Click the SHUTDOWN tab
Hold CTRL on the keyboard & click TURN OFF
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04 Jul 2010   #7
sobber

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Norton

@ gregrocker

I'm not in any way connected to Symantec company. Ever since I trust only Norton as my PC security, experience proven that it is the best defence against all kind of PC threat, had tried other anti-virus and sorry to say all others failed on my requirement. The popular Kaspersky & NOD 32 failed to detect and prevent the virus attacked that caused the reformatting of all PC in my previous company on different occasion, except my system & my buddy who are both using Norton Systemworks that time. (1st company IT recommends & used NOD32, 2nd company IT used Kaspersky IS. I have the privilege to to put whatever I want in my PC so I am using Norton which proved to be better that the latter). True that previously It will really bog down your PC's performance, but I can guarantee you that Norton's bad reputation of slowing your system down is history. They successfully fixed it since the release of their 2009 products. I am now using Norton 360 v4.0 (v3.0 last year) and never had any problem in computer performance. I am a designer and I am running graphics & memory hungry programs at least 3 open at the same time (Maya, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, Illustrator to name some).
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04 Jul 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

Sobber thank you for sharing your experience with Norton.
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04 Jul 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I think that whatever software is used, common is sense is an important component.
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06 Jul 2010   #10
junjuramesh

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks for ur suggestions mates. Finally I found the solution for my problem by making some tweaks to my registry.

What you want to do is go to the registry and change a couple values. Open the registry and locate the key{ \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management}, then change the value of ClearPageFile at Shutdown to a 0 IF the value is 1. If the value is 1, it will take longer for your computer to shutdown..this fix cured it all for me.

Thanks very much for sharing your time to solve my problem.
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