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Windows 7 not shutting down

by siddsyal / August 31, 2014 12:00 AM PDT

i guess there is some problem with my Windows 7 home premium version , if i keep my laptop on for 6-7 hours and then shut-down the system it wont shut down and it will continue to show the shutting down screen but if i shut down after 2-3 hours of use ..it shuts down very well.... cant figure out what's wrong with the the system???

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Possibly Conflicting Programs That Are Not Closed
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 31, 2014 2:53 AM PDT

Frequently, programs that don't close correctly can conflict and lock up the system. First, start by uninstalling any programs that you don't need. They could be causing the glitches. Next, eliminate any unnecessary, or infectefd files from the machine. If you haven't already, run a good malware tool such as Malwarebytes. Next, shut down any unnecessary programs that are running in the background.. The link below from the Newbies "Tips" thread might help. Although it was originally written for earlier versions of Windows, then basic idea of UNCHECKING unneeded items in the System Configuration Utility and in "Services" should help the computer run smoother and shut down better.:

http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6121_102-238474.html

In addition, although you don't mention which make and model the computer is, you might try checking the computer manufacturer's website for updated drivers for the various hardware on your computer. It will frequently help such things.

And last, please run Chkdsk using the instructions in the link below.. Frequently, fixing some of the minor issues with the hard drive will help the computer shut down easier.

http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6121_102-387992.html

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Steps to follow while windows is not shutting down
by alvachristi / October 7, 2014 8:52 PM PDT

This is especially true in the earlier versions of Windows. In the initial days, when you try to restart or shut down a Windows-based computer, the system may take a long time to restart or to shut down.

Try these steps it will help you out upto some extent:
Undo any recent changes which you may have made to your system. You may have to uninstall a recently installed program or an upgrade or an update or a hardware with device drivers.
OR
Checking Your Computer in Safe Mode
Reboot PC from Safe Mode.
The computer restarts in Safe mode.
Confirm that your hard disk or file system is not damaged with Recovery Console
Install the Recovery Console
Check Registry Errors using Registry Cleaner

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