Resolve slow shutdown issues with Windows® 7
What causes Windows 7 to shutdown slowly? How can this problem be resolved?
Sometimes Windows 7 shuts down very slowly. There are many reasons behind this problem. If you do not close all programs before doing shut down, Windows 7 takes a long time to shut down. Invalid registry keys are other problem that cause a slow shut down. If the number of files stored on your hard drive is too large, then the computer system delays the shut down procedure. This means trouble because Task Manager or Windows Explorer cannot solve this issue. To reduce difficulty in shutting down due to the programs you have opened, you can modify the registry for them to be shut down automatically. Defragmentation is another process that can prevent a slow shut down problem.
Causes of a slow shut down on Windows 7 and solutions to fix this problem are given below:
- Close all programs automatically
- Virus attack
One of the causes for a slow shut down of Windows 7 is fragmentation of data on the hard drive. You can fragment or split a complicated and large portion of data into smaller pieces. If they are not brought back to their normal condition, your system will shut down slowly. This is because the computer takes a long time in reading each piece of data before the shut down process. To overcome this situation, defragment your data. That is. merge all your data into a single entity.
Close all programs automatically
Windows 7 will shut down slowly, if you do not close all the programs you have opened. It is annoying when the computer notifies you with pop-ups about unclosed programs while shutting down. This can be avoided by providing the feature, 'Group Policy Editor'. Click 'Start', and type 'gpedit.msc', and click 'Enter'. You will get your computers configuration. Click and move to administrative templates. Then go to 'System' and click on its icon. Go to 'Shut Down Options' and click it. Then double-click on "Turn off automatic termination of applications that block or cancel" and finally click 'Enable'.
Another important cause for slow shut down problems on Windows 7 is the presence of viruses or malware on your computer. They can easily enter your system through a network. After entering your system, they begin to corrupt the files needed to start and shut down Windows 7. To get resolve this problem, install antivirus software.