Any way to figure out what is causing a slow shutdown?

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  1. Posts : 731
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    Any way to figure out what is causing a slow shutdown?


    My PC, though quite a few years old, still works fine. Whilst using SSD's and sufficient RAM I can not complain about the speed.
    There is 1 though: recently, maybe the last few weeks or so, I don't know, the shut down takes quite a while.
    The message "Shutting down" is there for a minute, with quite some discactivity.

    I have -not- done any cleanup, Usually 'cleanup tools' are clearing the browser cache and stuff. I hesitate to do so while I do like to have history available.

    Any suggestions where/what to look (for)?
    Are there tools that can monitor the shutdown ?

    Thanks.
    (Windows 10 x64 19044.1766)
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  2. Posts : 7,264
    windows 10
       #2

    Before shut down look in task manager see what's running you can try closing some running tasks then see if it suits down quicker
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  3. Posts : 731
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the suggestion. Frankly, I already did that.
    There is nothing special there. Before closing I do a "File>Exit"on all applications that are in use.
    CPU and Memory are minimal.

    Then I assumed 'something' might synchronizing with OneDrive.
    The cloud button in the taskbar does not show any sync activities.

    There is quite some SDD activity though.

    I checked out the eventlog (attached) but can't see anything 'strange' there.

    So, ultimately I come here

    Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 470
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.2311
       #4

    background process
    timeout kill app
    try using cmd command to shutdown asap ( i forgot the command with / that sent command to windows to reboot without any delay)
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  5. Posts : 5,261
    Windows 11 Home
       #5

    You can apply this tweak for a more verbose shutdown, it will most likely be something like Stopping Services.
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "VerboseStatus" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
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  6. Posts : 731
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    TairikuOkami said:
    You can apply this tweak for a more verbose shutdown, it will most likely be something like Stopping Services.
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "VerboseStatus" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    Up front: Sorry for the delay.
    I was out and there were some other things to do first.

    Thanks for the above. I did it.
    Even enabled "Display highly detailed status messages" (Gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Administratieve Templates > System), but not much is 'reported'.

    Created a video of the shutdown, loaded it in a video editor, and it is like this:
    Message
    "Shutting down" ..................................... abt 45 sec
    "Notifiying services that Windows is shutting down" for a split second, 0,5 sec at most:
    "Emsisoft Protection Services" ............ 10 sec
    "Stopping Services"...................................7 sec
    "Shutting Down"........................................3-4 sec

    That's it.

    However, once in a while a warning shows up: NvContainerWindowClass xxxxxxxx shows up for a while.
    Uninstalled NVIDIA drivers and the most important nvidia folders from C:
    (after deleting registry entries and rebooting)
    Shut down remained the same.
    Reinstalled driver.

    Probably I have to live with it...

    And .. maybe 1 minute is normal?
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  7. Posts : 14,170
    Windows10
       #7

    tfwul said:
    Up front: Sorry for the delay.
    I was out and there were some other things to do first.

    Thanks for the above. I did it.
    Even enabled "Display highly detailed status messages" (Gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Administratieve Templates > System), but not much is 'reported'.

    Created a video of the shutdown, loaded it in a video editor, and it is like this:
    Message
    "Shutting down" ..................................... abt 45 sec
    "Notifiying services that Windows is shutting down" for a split second, 0,5 sec at most:
    "Emsisoft Protection Services" ............ 10 sec
    "Stopping Services"...................................7 sec
    "Shutting Down"........................................3-4 sec

    That's it.

    However, once in a while a warning shows up: NvContainerWindowClass xxxxxxxx shows up for a while.
    Uninstalled NVIDIA drivers and the most important nvidia folders from C:
    (after deleting registry entries and rebooting)
    Shut down remained the same.
    Reinstalled driver.

    Probably I have to live with it...

    And .. maybe 1 minute is normal?
    Try turning off hibernation and fast start.
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  8. Posts : 37,679
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #8

    Perform a clean boot (Google or see tutorial if unsure how). Then compare shutdown times.

    In particular review what's still running that's 3rd party even when in clean boot.. try disabling less common 3rd party items noting Emsisoft above.

    Your shutdown time doesn't seem wildly exceptional anyway.
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  9. Posts : 17,010
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #9

    Hello @tfwul,

    Yes, for testing and diagnostics purposes, perform the following . . .

    > Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
    > Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10
    > Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10

    NOTE: If you disable Hibernation, Fast Startup will also get disabled.

    I hope this helps.
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  10. Posts : 731
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Thanks. I did the clean boot thing.

    Startup from power button to ready for use 40 sec (I have an old pc)
    Shutdown 7-8 seconds.
    (used a stopwatch)

    Going to check which services I might disable.

    For instance - I am launching Photoshop or Acrobat manually, only when needed.
    But there are 6 services running. Maybe 100% okay, but I wonder why not start a service -only- when the application is started?

    Anyway, thanks again!
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