Can't restart. Re-start circle(?) just goes round and round endlessly

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  1. Posts : 6,300
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       #31

    How much C: free space you have?
    Run disk cleanup (%windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe)
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  2. Posts : 222
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       #32

    pepanee said:
    You're completely right. Why would Windows be trying to create it?
    ...yet according to your computer's log... it seems like it is trying to play around with the idea of the page file, which I dunno why. Maybe some sort of little setting that got misconfigured in the Registry somewhere...:

    Attachment 389765
    The reason why it tried to create a paging operation was because I think at that particular instance the paging functionality was turned on or active.

    But since then, paging has been confirmed as disabled.

    Another possibility for the issue, is that forced update Microsoft pushed out for 'Microsoft Flight Simulator' recently. The binaries on that game are huge. The updates alone can be as large as 100+ Gigabytes (with a G). The locally stored components for some versions of the program are almost 1 TB (with a T. Why so huge? Because it replicates the entire world --estimated by some to be several petabytes ie. 1000's of terabytes in Microsoft's Azure cloud platform).

    How BIG is your MSFS? - Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) - The AVSIM Community

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    Megahertz said:
    How much C: free space you have?
    Run disk cleanup (%windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe)
    Lots.

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  3. Posts : 2,911
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       #33

    bofhlusr said:
    The reason why it tried to create a paging operation was because I think at that particular instance the paging functionality was turned on or active.

    But since then, paging has been confirmed as disabled.

    Another possibility for the issue, is that forced update Microsoft pushed out for 'Microsoft Flight Simulator' recently. The binaries on that game are huge. The updates alone can be as large as 100+ Gigabytes (with a G). The locally stored components for some versions of the program are almost 1 TB (with a T. Why so huge? Because it replicates the entire world --estimated by some to be several petabytes ie. 1000's of terabytes in Microsoft's Azure cloud platform).

    How BIG is your MSFS? - Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) - The AVSIM Community
    Yea I saw you post a link to that page earlier. Yea it's a little weird how there's that weird bug for that. Maybe it will get fixed soon... yet I don't know, nor think, that Windows is looking at that terabyte file while restarting.
    Do me a quick favor. Close all your programs, and Restart the computer. (keep note of the exact time, seconds as well, of when you did the restart.
    30 seconds later, while the computer is "restarting", hit the reset button.
    Once the computer starts up, look at the Event Viewer again, in the same section as mentioned before. What do you see at the exact time of the restart? Just take a quick screenshot again. All I need to look at is the Event numbers at the "Restart" attempt.

    Example:
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  4. Posts : 222
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       #34

    pepanee said:
    Yea I saw you post a link to that page earlier. Yea it's a little weird how there's that weird bug for that. Maybe it will get fixed soon... yet I don't know, nor think, that Windows is looking at that terabyte file while restarting.
    Do me a quick favor. Close all your programs, and Restart the computer. (keep note of the exact time, seconds as well, of when you did the restart.
    30 seconds later, while the computer is "restarting", hit the reset button.
    Here's what I did:
    1. I disabled all programs in the Task Manager and quit everything running on the system tray.
    2. Clear the Events Viewer log
    3. Re-started the PC from the Start/Power Windows menu
    4. Manually pressed the Re-set button on the PC box after about 30 seconds

    See new log below:

    Can't restart. Re-start circle(?) just goes round and round endlessly-30-second-reset.jpg
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  5. Posts : 2,911
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #35

    Sorry for the late reply... I'm still looking through it. You have a lot of things going on during the Shut Down process. Can anyone else pitch in their ideas of what's going on. I gotta do a bunch of research to help you out on this.

    And yes, we can cancel out the idea of the Pagefile this time, since I see nothing to do with it.

    But also please, can you take a screenshot of the logs above as well? I noticed the first post is all within the same second of the ones below it. There should be more logs above that. I want to see the latest one before a reasonable time change, of like a minute or something.
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  6. Posts : 222
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       #36

    I'm very much appreciating your time and effort.

    Will saving a copy of the Window's Event Viewer-Windows Logs-System (*.evtx) and sending it to you help? I tried to attached it here but I'm getting an invalid file error trying to attach the file.

    Alternatively, hopefully making the log available in the Dropbox cloud work instead:
    Dropbox - Error - no restart - Event viewer as of April 25 6_51PM (San Francisco, California timezone).evtx - Simplify your life
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  7. Posts : 2,911
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #37

    Okay hello. Thanks for the upload my bruv. Apparently it loaded in my Event Viewer fine, which is good. After we settle the thing, I'll delete it from my Event Viewer:

    Can't restart. Re-start circle(?) just goes round and round endlessly-image.png

    You see the one log I put in the green box. I think that's possibly the issue, hopefully.

    I did some research, and it looks like you sent a restart command to the server, but the server gets stuck and doesn't want to restart immediately. I'm looking for methods to send the restart command immediately...
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  8. Posts : 2,911
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #38

    So let's try this one thing:

    Once the computer is fozen and not restarting, can you try Control+Alt+Delete, then Task Manager. Hopefully it works.

    Then End all these tasks, and tell me if the restart happens right after one of them you ended its task.

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  9. Posts : 222
    Windows 10 Pro
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       #39

    pepanee said:
    So let's try this one thing:

    Once the computer is fozen and not restarting, can you try Control+Alt+Delete, then Task Manager. Hopefully it works.

    Then End all these tasks, and tell me if the restart happens right after one of them you ended its task.

    €‹Can't restart. Re-start circle(?) just goes round and round endlessly-image.png
    Nice thinking there. I Re-started and as that circle showed up and spun round and round, I pressed Control-Alt-Tab several times. But, it didn't work. The spinning circle just kept on spinning. Neither did pressing Alt-Tab or Ctrl-Esc several times. :-(
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  10. Posts : 2,911
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #40

    not Tab,
    Try Control+Alt+Delete


    And if that works, press Task Manager


    and my post from above =)
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