Faster shutdown

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  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 7

    William40 said:

    My PC is very slow on shutdown and I knew the reason it is my external drive connected to usb port, I think it take time waiting to disconnet from it first so is there a way to force disconnect from my external drive on restart or shutdown ?
    Use chkdsk /f /r on the external drive, just in case there's bad sectors and that's what's slowing down writing/reading from it on shutdown.
    If the external drive is there for backup purposes, it should be disconnected from the computer at all times when you're not backing up (otherwise it's not really a good backup - it only covers HDD failure in your main machine, not lightning strike/surge/theft/PSU-fail/cryptolocker/etc).
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1

    /f is not necessary if /r is used...r implies f
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