Windows 10 Slow Restart and Shutdown


  1. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363
       #1

    Windows 10 Slow Restart and Shutdown


    Hello!



    I recently noticed that my PC takes a long time to restart OR shutdown.

    Booting it up after shutdown is really fast, around 15 seconds. But, when I restart or shutdown the PC it takes around 3-4 minutes. During the process, the blue screen with the spinning circle is visible.



    I am not exactly sure when this started happening, but I used to be able to restart my PC in well under a minute, boot included.

    I have tried system restore, disabling fast boot (it was disabled to begin with, but I tried enable-restart-disable-restart), disabling startup items and services... No success.

    I also checked the event log, especially for 103 and 203 errors and warnings and found none.



    I'm on Windows 10 Pro 21H2 build 19044.1766



    Any help would be much appreciated.



    Thank you!

    PS: my specs are here: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/3...Xhtff1nx7JQLTY
    Last edited by olat; 21 Jun 2022 at 09:27.
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  2. Posts : 16,365
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @olat,

    You mentioned Startup items. As a start, to see what you currently have, Copy & Paste the following into a CMD Prompt and press Enter . . .

    Code:
    
    PowerShell "Get-CimInstance Win32_StartupCommand | Select-Object Name, User, Location, Command | Sort-Object -Property Name, User | Format-Table -Autosize | Out-String -Width 1000" > %UserProfile%\Desktop\StartupItems.log
    

    It will output a StartupItems.log file on the Desktop.

    If you have a Relocated Desktop then change the output path accordingly.



    To see what Services you currently have running, Copy & Paste the following into a CMD Prompt and press Enter . . .

    Code:
    
    PowerShell "Get-Service | Select Status, StartType, Name, DisplayName | Where-Object {$_.Status -eq 'Running'} | Sort-Object -Property Status, Name | Format-Table -AutoSize | Out-String -Width 1000" >  %UserProfile%\Desktop\ServicesRun.log

    It will output a ServicesRun.log file on the Desktop.

    If you have a Relocated Desktop then change the output path accordingly.



    Hopefully the above output/data may possibly shed some light on the problem!

    Also, there are many threads about this on the Forum if you perform a search, they may well help you get to the bottom of it.

    Additionally, the AV [ NOT mentioned in your System Specs ] could have an impact depending on what processes it performs on Restart.



    I hope this helps.
    Last edited by Paul Black; 21 Jun 2022 at 08:38.
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  3. Posts : 16,365
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #3

    Hello @olat,

    In addition to the above:

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  4. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hi Paul!

    Thanks for replying!

    I've generated both the services and startup item logs and I found nothing suspicious in them, everything is according to what I would expect to run. Then again, I would think that these two would impact mostly startup, not shutdown.

    As for your other suggestions:

    How much FREE Space do you have? I have 3 SSD disks, one has 158/223GB free, the other one 536/894GB free, and the third one has 296/465GB free. I think these are healthy amounts of free space for the system to work without issues.
    Have you run sfc /scannow? I did, and this is the message I received:
    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.
    For online repairs, details are included in the CBS log file located at
    windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For offline
    repairs, details are included in the log file provided by the /OFFLOGFILE flag.

    The issue still remains after this, however.
    Have you run Windows Update? Yes, Windows is updated to the latest version available for me.
    Have you checked for a BIOS update? I am on the latest BIOS version for my B450 motherboard.
    Have you run Disk Cleanup? --> I did not try this before you suggested it. That being said, I've completed it in the meantime and the shutdown and restart are still very, very slow.

    Additionally, I'm using Microsoft Defender, I don't use any third party antivirus.

    Adding my specs too:

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/3...Xhtff1nx7JQLTY
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  5. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you all for all the suggestions!

    I tried all of the above without success.

    After failing to fix the issue for days, I decided to bite the bullet and reinstall Windows 10.

    Having made backups of all important files, games, and programs, I performed a clean install and the issue is fixed.

    It was really a weird one and I'm sorry I could not figure out what the cause was for anyone else who might encounter it.

    Now the whole process from clicking Restart to seeing the Welcome screen takes around 30 seconds.

    PC also shuts down in like 5 seconds.

    Thanks again for all your help!
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  6. Posts : 17
    Windows10
       #6

    (Sorry i use a translator)
    Reading your request, I personally remembered what time I had the same problem, in my case I suspect that it was caused by a debloat program "working online", made by a "digital guru" ..a questionable program.
    In any case, the solution was to restore a value in the register that had been activated and that forced the system to "empty the page" before being able to close.
    A solution is creating a .reg file with the following strings:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
    "ClearPageFileAtShutdown"=dword:00000000

    Started the file, confirmed, and restarted "forced" the PC, at the next restart the PC had resumed regular shutdown.

    I can still make mistakes, in the sense, that the problem cannot be identical of my.
    Good you have solved even if you had to reinstall.
    Last edited by Gnop; 23 Jun 2022 at 21:29.
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  7. SPB
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Home 22H2 x64 build 19045.1826
       #7

    Hi @Gnop, there is a 'd' missing in your 'Clearpagefileatshutown'.
    Gnop said:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlset\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
    "ClearPageFileAtShutdown"=dword:00000000
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  8. Posts : 17
    Windows10
       #8

    You did very well to clarify.
    I also correct to avoid possible discontent, it is my mistake in transcribing, ty.
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