Windows 10: Certain Programes Make Windows 10 Shutdown Time Longer

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
       04 May 2016 #1

    Certain Programes Make Windows 10 Shutdown Time Longer

    This is my first post and question so if it is not in the correct topic say to me and I'll try to move this to the right one.

    My problem is about driver, application and probably compability issues that's why I put this one in the genereal topic.

    I have a gaming PC which I've assembled it about a year ago. It was running smooth and nice. Because of my job and training at my job I couldn't use my PC like 3 months. I came back and started to use it at the middle of April. Until the last 10 days It was running fine and starts up so fast(When I open my monitor PC was already in the desktop.), also shuts down so fast (approx. 4 seconds).

    But for some reason those time spans started to be longer. For example now when I press the shut down button PC shuts itself down at approx. 8-9 seconds and when I startup the PC and monitor when the monitor opens Windows would still be loading unlike the past. Because there are so many updates, I couldn't figure out if it was an application, driver issue or Windows Update issue. So I decided to clean install the OS again to see what is the reason. And after I installed Windows 10 again first without any driver and application I tried to startup and shutdown the PC and there were no problems, time spans were good. Also from BIOS I activated Fast Boot to make startup times shorter.

    Then I started to install drivers and applications that I use one by one. Later I realized that certain applications and drivers make the OS shuts down slower and making the time longer. For example Geforce Experience, Killer Network Manager, ESET Smart Security makes shutdown time from 4 to 8 seconds. It doesn't matter how many of them are installed. As long as there are one of them then the shut down time becomes 8 seconds. I tried to delete them and then the shut down time decreased to 4 seconds again. I can't delete the applications or drivers because two of them are mandatory drivers for my PC. But when I install them they make my PC shutdown slower.

    I've never used Fast Startup in the power options because when it's active I get an error from BIOS "D4" or "04" so I've used my PC that setting closed all the time. Also when I was looking up for this issue I've found some tips about how to make Windows 10 shutdown faster. I tried some tips like from the regedit tweaking the timeout registries. I've decreased them to 1000 but nothing's changed

    The main problem for me is it wasn't like this. At past all of them were installed and my PC were starting up, shutting down fast. But now they are longer and I know it's not that much of a difference but I actually want to know why it is like this.

    I hope you could help me

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  2. RWOne's Avatar
    Posts : 486
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       04 May 2016 #2

    Quick and dirty opinion - as used you have more and more things that have to be written to disc before it shuts down, and with fast startup, its not really shutting down either, its hibernating, with the kernel and loaded drivers having being written to disc, I'm not going to elaborate more on this, there are plenty of threads on that and how that works"

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    I've found on my current main rig my shutdown times vary widely, to the point I just initiate shutdown and go about my business and check it later to power off.

    Other option IMO is kill fast startup, and you should then have a more consistent shutdown time as it no longer has to write the current state to disc.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       05 May 2016 #3

    I know how fast startup works but what I wanted to say there is that I haven't used it at all so it can't be the reason of my PC's shut down and startup time differences.
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