Shutdown problem


  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
       #1

    Shutdown problem


    Hi
    Suddenly over the last week my PC has gone from closing almost instantly to taking 10 to 15 minutes to shut down. Everything else is normal : boot is fast and all programs are running normally. I'm worried something is going wrong and this is the time to stop it. I tried a remedy after searching the forum involving two command line instructions but it made no difference.
    Where do I start please?
    John
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  2. Plankton's Avatar
    Posts : 1,733
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    First thing I would start looking at is "malware/spyware" that might be lurking on the system. Your issue it a good indicator of such malware/spyware is on a system.
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  3. topgundcp's Avatar
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #3

    Try this registry tweak. Create a file with entension .reg, add lines below, save it then double click to merge into the registry:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "AutoEndTasks"="1"
    "HungAppTimeout"="1000"
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  4. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks. I ran the paid for malaware bytes anti malware premium updated version and I have paid for Kaspersky internet security. Neither report a problem.
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  5. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I'll try the registry fix. I take it that's a text file I can create in notepad. ( Not too experienced at that stuff...)
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  6. topgundcp's Avatar
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #6

    Jon Mal said:
    I'll try the registry fix. I take it that's a text file I can create in notepad. ( Not too experienced at that stuff...)
    Yes, use notepad to create it but make sure you change the extension from .txt to .reg
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  7. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Sadly that didn't work. The registry fix reported it had success in loading but the close down still took >10 mins. (Twice) during this time the hard disk is working hard with the light constant not flickering.
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