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Why Is My Computer Shutdown So Slow?  
User currently offlineSean1234 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 411 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Starting a few days ago it takes about 4-5 minutes from the time I click shutdown to the time it turns off. Normally is about 20 seconds. I scanned my computer with Spyware Doc and Adaware but I can't find anything.

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22481 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

I have the same problem. Sometimes it doesn't even shut down at all unless I press and hold the power button.

Are you using Media Center?


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User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

Try a rollback to a date before this problem started and see if that helps. If it does, try and figure out what's changed between then and now.

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User currently offlineFemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

Think it depends on how many programs are running simultaneously in the background when a shutdown request is made - Try knocking out some of them in the start-up menu - those you dont need.

This happened to ours and that was suggested to us. It made a big difference.

Hope that helps


User currently offlineMalmoaviation From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 385 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

This happens sometimes. It might not be any spyware, but when you start Windows several other programs (quicktime, adobe for an example) startup to. These programs take a lot of time to shutdown.
Put in "msconfig" in your "run", then click on "Autostart" banner, then remove every program that you don't need @ startup.

Good Luck

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

I use media centre and it does seem to have slowed down the past few weeks, sometimes i hit the standby button on my remote control and it shuts down straight away.


User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

Go Ctrl-Atl-Del --> Task Manager. You'll see a list of programs that your PC is running. One or some of these is likely to be the culprit. I see you're not mentioning any antivir software, so your PC may well be infected and running "hijacked" processes. You can kill any number of those programs from Task Manager. Experiment and see if your shutdown improves after some programs are manually terminated.

User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7380 posts, RR: 78
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

can you run the registry editor or msconfig when it's on?


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