Faster shutdown

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  1. Posts : 234
    Windows 10
       #1

    Faster shutdown


    Hi,

    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 ?
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #2

    How did you determine it was the external USB drive?
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  3. Posts : 234
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    OldNavyGuy said:
    How did you determine it was the external USB drive?
    If I removed the external drive then no more slow shutdown.
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  4. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #4

    Do you have indexing turned on for that drive?

    When you go to Device Manager (right-click on the Start icon, and select it from the list), right click on that drive entry, click Properties, and select the Policy tab, is it set for Quick Removal, or Better Perfomance?
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  5. Posts : 234
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    OldNavyGuy said:
    Do you have indexing turned on for that drive?

    When you go to Device Manager (right-click on the Start icon, and select it from the list), right click on that drive entry, click Properties, and select the Policy tab, is it set for Quick Removal, or Better Perfomance?
    all the partitions are not indexed , only one is indexed. Quick removal is selected.
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  6. Posts : 5,209
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #6

    Also try fast shutdown tweaks.

    Step 13 here:

    Optimize Performance of Windows 10

    Script here:

    Event Viewer Service causing Shutdown/Restart slowdown.

    See what files are opened on the drive:

    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/opened_files_view.html

    See what is locking the drive:

    LockHunter is a free 64/32 bit tool to delete files blocked by any processes

    Turn off AV scanning for the drive.

    Faster shutdown-av.jpg
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  7. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #7

    "only one is indexed"

    Simplest thing to try first is turn off indexing and test.
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  8. Posts : 234
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks guys I will test the methods
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  9. Posts : 18,241
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19045.1806 (x64) [22H2]
       #9

    These tweaks have sped up shutdown speed since as far back as Windows XP ...

    How to increase shutdown speeds in Windows 10 - TechRepublic
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  10. Posts : 5,209
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #10

    Other option to consider:

    If possible move everything off the drive and format it. Disconnect the drive and reboot.

    Connect the drive then shutdown (without moving any files onto the drive).

    See if you get the same problem.
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