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Windows 8 SLOW shutdown?

  1. #11


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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10159


    Quote Originally Posted by hussnainh8 View Post
    hi there,
    i have tried this worked once but since then my computer is still the same (waiting 5minutes for system to turn of). Now im also getting the problem of sometimes my system takes FOREVER to shutdown? e.g. It stays on the shutdown screen for around 8min, I know the system is doing something as my HDD light flashes but 8min to shutdown is shocking.
    Do you remember installing or changing anything before it started taking this long to shut down?

    When you say you did a fresh install, was the same as in the tutorial below for a clean install?

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by amovingtarget View Post
    Hi, I'm new here also!

    I have the same problem. The thing is, I've had hibernation disabled from the command prompt since I installed Win8 Pro. I've got an SSD and upgraded from Windows 7 Ult., just keeping files and settings as they were. What's more, this has only been happening (to my knowledge and that I've noticed) for about 3-5 days. I think the first instance was on Saturday evening. If I try to use the "sign out" mode and then click the power icon on the screen, I get the slide up to logon screen and when I "slide" the screen up, there's nothing there but a mouse cursor. When I go the ALT+F4 route, I get the shutting down with the spinny circle for at least 5 minutes. And, like I said, I have a pretty fast SSD and had not experienced this before...

    For the Original Poster, I've investigated the Event Viewer and am suspicious about a couple of things I see around "shut down" times and the subsequent restarts (the last few times I've just hard powered off as I'm really impatient). Let me know if any of this sounds like something you all have heard of, or if the OP sees the same things on their Event Viewer.

    Event 1530, User Profile Service : Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards. DETAIL -
    1 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-2685146616-1666739900-2169412798-1000:
    Process 472 (\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Windows\System32\svchost.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-2685146616-1666739900-2169412798-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

    That, or a volmgr stating that "Crash dump initialization failed" message that appears after I restart. The above Error 1530, happens when I try to shut down. The times correspond exactly. Anyone know what gives? Sorry for the windy message, and thanks for any help. Oh yeah, and I'm sure hibernate is disabled therefore fast startup is not an option and hiberfil.sys does not exist. Thanks!

    EDIT: Also, I have an Asus Motherboard with UEFI bios and wonder if you have similar hardware?
    Are you getting the same problem even though you have hibernation turned of? because atleast i can then know it isnt hibernation that is causing the problem. I am using a standard 3.5inch hardrive and yours is the new SSD which should be a lot faster than mine. Im guessing there has to be something the computer is doing while taking that long to turn itself of.


    I just went into Event viewer and went on the System tab and the time to where i shut down my computer which was at 18.40pm
    and found these.

    A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the EventLog service.

    A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the nvsvc service.

    A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the Stereo Service service.
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Dec 2012 at 18:20. Reason: merged and added quote
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  3. #13


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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10159


    Are you closing everything before shutting down the computer?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yes, with it on / off and just disabled. I believe that those services go by the broad name svchost.exe in the services tab of the task manager, which is the only clue I have as to what the specific event ID 1530 that I got. Well, this is certainly annoying. I can't investigate until later tonight. I hope that someone else can maybe weigh in on this for us as well. It can't be hibernation/fast startup, this I know. The only thing I've installed in the last few days since the problem began is some Steam games and a Steam update. Argh.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Are you closing everything before shutting down the computer?
    Yes, with the exception of Avast (perhaps I should see about that), the amd service, and one other thing I can't place. But, like I said before, everything worked great around a week ago. Only updates that installed from Windows is Windows Defender updates.
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  6. #16


    Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
    Date: 11/12/2012 21:15:31
    Event ID: 200
    Task Category: Shutdown Performance Monitoring
    Level: Critical
    Keywords: Event Log
    User: LOCAL SERVICE
    Computer: P4K1
    Description:
    Windows has shutdown:
    Shutdown Duration : 575673ms
    IsDegradation : false
    Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2012‎-‎12‎-‎11T18:31:21.249401000Z
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
    <EventID>200</EventID>
    <Version>1</Version>
    <Level>1</Level>
    <Task>4007</Task>
    <Opcode>40</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000010000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-12-11T21:15:31.181189600Z" />
    <EventRecordID>119</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation ActivityID="{536FB801-D7E4-0001-C1B9-6F53E4D7CD01}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1500" ThreadID="2068" />
    <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational</Channel>
    <Computer>P4K1</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data Name="ShutdownTsVersion">1</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownStartTime">2012-12-11T18:31:21.249401000Z</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownEndTime">2012-12-11T18:40:56.922467000Z</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownTime">575673</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownUserSessionTime">6022</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownUserPolicyTime">12</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownUserProfilesTime">550</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownSystemSessionsTime">5449</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownPreShutdownNotificationsTime">161</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownServicesTime">4998</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownKernelTime">564200</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownRootCauseStepImprovementBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownRootCauseGradualImprovementBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownRootCauseStepDegradationBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownRootCauseGradualDegradationBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownIsDegradation">false</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownTimeChange">0</Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>


    The system takes 9minutes to shutdown?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1
    Window 8 single language


    Quote Originally Posted by hussnainh8 View Post
    Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
    Date: 11/12/2012 21:15:31
    Event ID: 200
    Task Category: Shutdown Performance Monitoring
    Level: Critical
    Keywords: Event Log
    User: LOCAL SERVICE
    Computer: P4K1
    Description:
    Windows has shutdown:
    Shutdown Duration : 575673ms
    IsDegradation : false
    Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2012‎-‎12‎-‎11T18:31:21.249401000Z
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
    <EventID>200</EventID>
    <Version>1</Version>
    <Level>1</Level>
    <Task>4007</Task>
    <Opcode>40</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000010000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-12-11T21:15:31.181189600Z" />
    <EventRecordID>119</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation ActivityID="{536FB801-D7E4-0001-C1B9-6F53E4D7CD01}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1500" ThreadID="2068" />
    <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational</Channel>
    <Computer>P4K1</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data Name="ShutdownTsVersion">1</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownStartTime">2012-12-11T18:31:21.249401000Z</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownEndTime">2012-12-11T18:40:56.922467000Z</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownTime">575673</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownUserSessionTime">6022</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownUserPolicyTime">12</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownUserProfilesTime">550</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownSystemSessionsTime">5449</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownPreShutdownNotificationsTime">161</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownServicesTime">4998</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownKernelTime">564200</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownRootCauseStepImprovementBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownRootCauseGradualImprovementBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownRootCauseStepDegradationBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownRootCauseGradualDegradationBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownIsDegradation">false</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownTimeChange">0</Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>


    The system takes 9minutes to shutdown?
    Yea having same SLOW restart/shutdown problem, seems need to logoff first before shutdown...

    On the other hand, Win8 window update really glitchy, it made me think that it is corrupted and I have to restore my Acer S7 to factory setting with clean wipe. But in the end I just need to wait it finish download/install with Glitchy interface.
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  8. #18


    isnt there any way to fix this then? windows 8 is supposed 2 be faster than 7 but looks like all it has is more problems. Thanks for the replies
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  9. #19


    Try creating a full, forced close shutdown via a desktop shortcut?
    Click the new shortcut and see if it shuts down more quickly. That shortcut tells Windows to shut down NOW, and not wait for processes, just kill them NOW.
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  10. #20


    Doesnt killing the processes without waiting for them to close down themself's affect the hardrive or the operating system?
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