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Laptop taking ages to shut down

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro

    Laptop taking ages to shut down

    As per title. My laptop takes ages to shut down. Everything goes off but the light is still on and it takes around 90 seconds or so to shut down. Anyone know what this could be and how to sort it?

    I recently installed Windows 8 but it was fine to begin with but the last week or so it's been really bad

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Scott,

    If you have hibernate enabled, then it may be the contents of your RAM being saved to the HDD that's taking a bit to complete before shut down. As a test, disabled hibernate (if enabled) to see how long it takes to shut down afterwards.

    Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Laptop taking ages to shut down
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