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Win 7 takes forever to shut down, why?


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#1 MisterJim

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 08:07 AM

OVER 2 minutes! Is that normal?

 

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 09:06 AM

It could be normal if you have a few programs open at the time you choose to shut down. If you are not

seeing an error popup something like xxxxxx is taking too long to close then try exiting programs and browser(s) before clicking

on that shutdown button.


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 09:51 AM

If you are shutting down with all programs closed and still experiencing this issue, try the following:
In the start menu search bar, type "gpedit.msc" (without the quotes).
Right-click on the item that appears, and hit "Run as Administrator".
Enter your admin password, then hit enter.
Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System, and double-click "Verbose vs normal status messages"
Click the "enabled" button in the top left corner of the pop-up, and hit "OK".

the next time you shutdown your PC, it will display more informative info instead of just saying "Windows is Shutting Down". Note any messages that last a long time.

NOTE: Verbose messages will slow your shutdown and boot times slightly. Therefore, I recommend disabling them after we figure out the problem.

Edited by ScathEnfys, 07 April 2016 - 09:52 AM.

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 02:44 PM

The OP didn't say, but gpedit is not present on Windows 7 Home Premium - it's only present on Professional and Ultimate.



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 04:32 PM

My bad, I'm used to gpedit. Let me research and see if there is another way to enable without a registry fix.
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Posted 05 June 2016 - 07:49 AM

Just had this problem on a clean install of 7 Ultimate to an SSD (downgrade from 10) but taking 8 minutes not 2 !

 

Tried most of the fixes Google found to no avail then tried turning off the page file and rebooting which did the trick, now shutting down in about 15 seconds, booting in about 25.

 

Turned it back on (system managed) and no detrimental effect.



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 08:35 AM



My bad, I'm used to gpedit. Let me research and see if there is another way to enable without a registry fix.

I found this:

[url removed by rjs; did not earlier recognize potential violation of MS EULA]

However, I hope you can vet this as good or not good -- before recommending to thread-starter.

Thread-starter -- do not do the above until ScathEnfys gives the go-ahead   :)


Edited by RolandJS, 05 June 2016 - 07:18 PM.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:25 AM

OVER 2 minutes! Is that normal?

 

Dell Desktop 760 4 core Intel CPU, 4GB RAM, NO sparks or smoke.

 

"Fix" it with a gun or hammer?

 

Even i am experiencing this problem on Windows 7 for a year,it can even take upto 4 hours to shut down,the quickest way to shut it down it by pressing and

holding power button on your laptop for 6-8 secs to force shut it down,but i wouldn't recommend that though.



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:51 AM

@Ronald,

 

definitely interesting. I will verify if it is "safe" or not, but I will remind you that circumventing restrictions on your version of Windows is a violation of the EULA and I thus cannot recommend it for legal reasons. YMMV.


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 02:14 PM

...circumventing restrictions on your version of Windows is a violation of the EULA and I thus cannot recommend it for legal reasons...

Ahhh, I didn't really read through the article.  If you find it's a violation, let's both of us together NIX the idea expressed in that URL   :)   [In fact, I removed the URL just now.]


Edited by RolandJS, 05 June 2016 - 02:18 PM.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 06:47 PM

As far as I could tell without actually looking at the tool itself, it was a tool that enabled gpedit on systems where it was supposed to be disabled.
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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:30 AM

There's a regedt here or an app 

 

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-verbose-status-message-windows

 

Although this could be a moot point as we still don't know what the OP is running

 

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