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How long does it take for your computer to fully shut down?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 4, 2013 7:42 AM PDT
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by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 4, 2013 7:47 AM PDT

Less than a minute. But I don't have loads running in the background.


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slow computer shutoff
by Trumph / October 4, 2013 11:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Quick.

I have three units and a laptop on my bench,they all run old XP {but latest hard drives} upgraded over the ages from 98.I know there's an opinion out there;on using registry cleaners but, i now use Advanced System care pro,The laptop is the fastest shut down but all switch off within 2 minutes of each other,Without cleaning with System clear regularly all hell happens.

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how long to shut down
by tedtks / October 4, 2013 9:45 AM PDT

less than a minute if you only count from the time I click on :shut down:
before that I close everything I was working on. Then usually run avast
for updates which usually takes 2 min (their auto update is usually at the wrong time LOL)
so there is nothing going on or running at all.
it used to take a little bit longer but did my usual weekly reg cleaning and that fixed that, just
like at start up.

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Less than a's an iMac
by Zeck / October 4, 2013 9:45 AM PDT

Then again, it takes a couple minutes to close all the open programs, including my Win 7 and XP VM's.

For those of you who don't know, the red circle doesn't quit the program as does the Windows X. I usually have 8 or 10 things still running and I like to close everything before shutting down.

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How long does it take for your computer to fully shut down?
by aschnur / October 4, 2013 9:59 AM PDT

I have a new desk top computer since August and part of my new build, I
installed an ssd drive - it has sped up the start up and shut down to under
1 minute both ways.

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Both laptop and desktop
by itsdigger / October 4, 2013 11:23 AM PDT

shut down very fast, a lot less than a minute. When I shut down I make sure all of the apps are closed beforehand.

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Ctl,Alt, Del
by stevevic57 / October 4, 2013 11:36 AM PDT

Use Task Manager and shut down any running applications. I have been computing since the late 70s on Linux, Widows (3.1,95, ME, 2000, XP & 7) OS machines and even some Tandy stuff and it has never caused me any trouble. For anything else, push and hold the power button.

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by Trumph / October 5, 2013 9:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Ctl,Alt, Del

Absolutely,my new machine for business has somehow linked both my wife and my name ,and half the time will not open as well; the above fixes the problem,by eliminating the wrong user.

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I truly have no idea.
by Hartiq / October 4, 2013 1:12 PM PDT

I only ever shut this beast down for Windows Updates and then it's the *update* that takes up much of the time. At all other times, it's running SET and EINSTEIN at home, even when I'm using it.
Win7 box. Relatively new. I am quite fond of it.

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At certain times, it takes longer
by jthelw / October 4, 2013 1:27 PM PDT

When there are Windows updates it takes longer; also when one or more programs are open.

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I leave it on all the time
by James Denison / October 4, 2013 4:29 PM PDT

Linux on a 45W sempron with cool n quiet power saving features. Hit CTRL-ALT -L and lock the screen and let it fall asleep till I need it again.

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Desktop Takes Forever to Shut Down
by glorya / October 5, 2013 12:47 AM PDT

Using WIN-XP3 on my desktop, when I go to shut it down a window pops up that explorer.exe is having a problem. I click on "end now" and sometimes that works, sometimes not; but I am unable to solve it.

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Shutdown time
by netsiu / October 5, 2013 10:58 AM PDT

1-3 Minutes or less depending on background programs still running.

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1 to 3 minutes
by OnlineMythBuster / December 18, 2013 12:34 AM PST

Depending on software that i'm running or using.

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