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Sebastian Rivas Mar 10, 2010, 08:38pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello!

I'm on a windows 7 machine (x64) and around 1 every 5 times I tell it to shut down it stays at the last stage of the shutting down process (where it says something like "Shutting Down" at the center of the screen with a blueish spinning ring at the left of the word).

It stays like that for a long time and I usually wait around 2 minutes and then I force the shutdown (Power button). When I start windows again it doesnt say anything about a bad shutdown.

The last time this happened I just waited... and waited... and waited for around 5 to 10 minutes until a BSOD actually restarted my machine!

I have the dump if you need to take a look at it.

Could you help me on fixing this???

Thanks!


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BoT Mar 10, 2010, 09:06pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 not shutting down properly
what hard drive do you have? did you check S.M.A.R.T yet?
any missing updates?

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Sebastian Rivas Mar 10, 2010, 09:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 10, 2010, 09:14pm EST

 
>> Re: Windows 7 not shutting down properly
how do I check the SMART???

The drive is a 250gb seagate. Until now no problems at all with it.

Thanks I love the board, very sturdy

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BoT Mar 10, 2010, 10:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 not shutting down properly
HD Tune
http://www.hdtune.com/

did you do a defrag lately?

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SuPeR Xp Mar 11, 2010, 05:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 not shutting down properly
This happens to me once in a while. I too have Win 7 x64. If my memory serves me well it has something to do with a utility or program(s) running in the background which will prevent you from shutting down, but won't tell you that its preventing you.

Before you shut down check your CPU usage and what program if any is running affecting the CPU, if any that is.

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Sebastian Rivas Mar 11, 2010, 10:09am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 not shutting down properly
ok, i'll do that and i'll keep you posted

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Sebastian Rivas Mar 11, 2010, 10:21am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 not shutting down properly
by the way, on HD tune i DO have problems on my Windows drive!!!

have 2 problems:

(C5) Current Pending Sector:
Number of unstable sectors = 7028
The drive has unstable sectors.

(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count:
Number of interface communications errors = 4
There were communications errors. This may be caused by a damaged cable


Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Kristain Hayes Apr 01, 2010, 01:23am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 not shutting down properly
I have also a shutdown issue. My system acts like it will shutdown and then comes back on. It may be due to power supply or the fact that I have Norton 2009 trial edition (19 days left). Can anyone help me?

Kristain Hayes Apr 01, 2010, 01:23am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 not shutting down properly
I have also a shutdown issue. My system acts like it will shutdown and then comes back on. It may be due to power supply or the fact that I have Norton 2009 trial edition (19 days left). Can anyone help me?

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>> Re: Windows 7 not shutting down properly
My windows 7 box has the same problem. I don't know what causes it but sometimes when I tell it to shut down it will sit on "Shutting Down" screen for a long time, it's not frozen either because the circle is animated. Usually it won't shut down at all or maybe will after 7-10 minutes.

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Kristain Hayes Apr 16, 2010, 03:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 not shutting down properly
Hi,I would suggest you to perform clean installation and check
To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows 7 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as
a "clean installation." A clean installation helps eliminate software conflicts. Clean installation will stop any interference with other third party software on the computer.
Steps to perform clean installation:
1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER to start the System Configuration Utility. If you are prompted for an administrator
password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.

5. Click OK.
6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
7. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.
Reset the computer to start as usual
After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:
Click Start, type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
On the General tab, click the Normal Startup option, and then click OK.
When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart.


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