Windows 10: Computer takes forever to fully shut down. Solved

  1.    11 Mar 2017 #1

    Computer takes forever to fully shut down.


    My computer has been taking around ~5-10+ minutes to fully shut down. It starts to shut down normally when I press shut down in the start menu,shutting down screen, screen turns off and everything... but, everything is still on (lights, fans, hdd). I've had this problem for about a month and a half now and decided to get a new ssd to install windows on, I was excited for this problem to go away but frustratingly its still here even after that. Maybe its something with the BIOS? When I shut down, and after waiting ~5-10 mins to turn it back on, it seems to start up slower than usual almost like it crashed or something. Also when I put it to sleep the screen turns off but it seems that's about it, fans, lights, everything is still up and running and eventually turns off or crashes(?). Any help?

    EDIT: Solved! I was messing around in my BIOS and did an Internet Flash to update it and its fixed! weird...
    Last edited by Gage00; 12 Mar 2017 at 02:36.
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  2. ArazelEternal's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       11 Mar 2017 #2

    Im not an expert on this issue, but I know that sometimes certain hardware can conflit with the shut down or sleep process since shutdown in Windows 10 is a sort of hybrid sleep if I am not mistaken. I know some hardware doesnt take too well to that. I would do a search for your specific computer model and shutdown and sleep issues. You might find something that way.
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  3.    11 Mar 2017 #3

    ArazelEternal said: View Post
    Im not an expert on this issue, but I know that sometimes certain hardware can conflit with the shut down or sleep process since shutdown in Windows 10 is a sort of hybrid sleep if I am not mistaken. I know some hardware doesnt take too well to that. I would do a search for your specific computer model and shutdown and sleep issues. You might find something that way.
    Its a custom computer that I built so I can't lookup the specific computer model, but this only started happening a month and a half ago and I've own this PC with windows 10 for 1 1/2 years now
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  4.    11 Mar 2017 #4

    Gage00 said: View Post
    My computer has been taking around ~5-10+ minutes to fully shut down. It starts to shut down normally when I press shut down in the start menu,shutting down screen, screen turns off and everything... but, everything is still on (lights, fans, hdd). I've had this problem for about a month and a half now and decided to get a new ssd to install windows on, I was excited for this problem to go away but frustratingly its still here even after that. Maybe its something with the BIOS? When I shut down, and after waiting ~5-10 mins to turn it back on, it seems to start up slower than usual almost like it crashed or something. Also when I put it to sleep the screen turns off but it seems that's about it, fans, lights, everything is still up and running and eventually turns off or crashes(?). Any help?
    Hi Gage00 and welcome to Tenforums.
    Have you turned off Fast Startup in Windows?
    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    You also will want to get rid of hibernation when using an SSD. In an admin command prompt:
    Code:
    powercfg -h off
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  5.    12 Mar 2017 #5

    simrick said: View Post
    Hi Gage00 and welcome to Tenforums.
    Have you turned off Fast Startup in Windows?
    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    You also will want to get rid of hibernation when using an SSD. In an admin command prompt:
    Code:
    powercfg -h off
    I've tried turning off fast startup but unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I turned off hibernation. As of now, when i turn my pc off I get the shutting down screen and then the screen goes off, machine stays on and after ~10+ mins it just turns itself back on... I have to force shut it down now.
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  6.    12 Mar 2017 #6

    Gage00 said: View Post
    I turned off hibernation

    Have you turned off hybrid sleep and disabled wake timers?

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    Have you considered a faulty PSU?
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