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Shutting down my computer usually fails

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    windows 8.1

    Shutting down my computer usually fails


    My computer failed to shutdown properly, its been doing this for a while.

    When i go to shut it down it will remain on the black shutting down screen forever.

    I have discovered that it can shutdown better when logging out and then shutting down but it doesint solve my problem.

    Especially since it can sometimes boot up and stay stuck on the brand screen with no loading circle forcing me to turn it off forcefully both turning it on and when i try and shut it down, im forced to force it to shutdown.

    I hope that made sence.

    Any suggestions?

    PS: now on boot up (this is a recent worrying problem) to gives me a blue screen telling me it failed to boot up, collecting information and restarting. (Not BSOD)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello wreckitgamer,

    As a test, turn off Fast Startup, and try shutting down again to see if that may be the issue. Fast Startup has been known to cause shut down issues with some systems.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    windows 8.1


    iv followed these instructions but ill have to get back to this ina few days to see if its fixed it self or not, Thanks for the tip tho!
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  4. #4


    Maybe some applications running in the background prevented your computer from shutting down. Try to close all the applications before shut down your computer.
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  5. #5


    Malfunctioning drivers were known to do that ever since XP and ATX standards for PSU.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 87
    Win 8 and Linux (MINT)


    from a command line run the following command

    shutdown.exe /f


    The above command will shutdown the system and the /f will force all applications to shut down, if this works then you most likely have an application that is hanging
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by majulook View Post
    from a command line run the following command

    shutdown.exe /f


    The above command will shutdown the system and the /f will force all applications to shut down, if this works then you most likely have an application that is hanging
    You can also make shortcut with tha line in Target in it's properties.

    Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 15 May 2015 at 17:22. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  8. #8


    Posts : 11
    windows 8.1


    Great Ill be trying out all of these and ill give back more feedback with a couple of test runs with my day to day computing! Thanks everyone :P
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