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#1 Muleskinner820

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 03:38 PM

I am having a similar problem. My computer died and when I turned it back on. It was doing Windows 7 updates. It took about a hour or so and when it was done it went to shutting down. It said on that for about 2 hours. Then I turned my computer off, and when it came back on. It said something like this "reverting window updates" and when that was finally done over several hours while I was asleep. It eventually went into shutting down. And when I woke up it was still saying Shutting Down. I let it go while I went to school, and when I got back. It still said Shutting Down. There is no way for me to get to the desktop. And I have tried to search for help, and it brought me to this site. So I was hoping someone could help me.

 

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/460310/laptop-stuck-at-shutting-down-for-8-hours-now/page-0 - Hamluis.


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 03:47 PM

While the folder byte-count is zero, the files themselves each will have a byte-count. Meanwhile, Louis and others will get you both up running and shutting down.

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 07:40 PM

Can someone please help me?



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:18 PM

Shutting down is supposed to be a quick session, but sometimes it even hangs for hours on end. This is often caused by a page file, a file on your computer that stores overflow memory from the RAM. And if set to cleared at shutdown can slow your computer down.

 

First, do a windows search for the executable "Regedit.exe" to run the "Registry Editor" Once opened, navigate to the following directory: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Look for the entry "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" and see if it's set to the value "1" which means it's enabled, if this is so change the value to 0.       

  



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 11:12 AM

@CodeSmasha

 

If an error is made while editing the registry it can result with a non-functioning computer.

 

We have members with various levels of computer skill ranging from a pure newbe to an advanced user.  For this reason it is always good to suggest that the registry be backed up with a program designed to do this.  I like Tweaking.com's Registry Backup.

 

To backup the registry please down load and install Tweaking.com Registry Backup.
 
Play the video below for operating instructions.
 

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 01:10 PM

There are some programs that do not always get along with others. OP, can you provide a quick-list of your normally-running programs such as which firewall, anti-virus, anti-malware, systems' monitoring and/or reporting software, etc.? We may be able to spot a software-troublemaker or two.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 01:55 PM

Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop.
 
Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator.
 
You will see an image like the one below.
 
minitoolbox_zps7byuwkla.png
 
Click on the following checkbox only:
 
• List Installed Programs
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, then copy it and paste it in your topic.

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