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Windows 8.1 computer takes 4 minutes to shut down

  1. #21


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    windows 8.1


    There is few factors to consider:
    1) larger SSD faster it goes. It is valid up to 256GB above that size increase in disk performance is not that large anymore
    2) if you shoot for (currently) fastest, get Samsung 840Pro (there is also Samsung 840 - without Pro. This one is slower than Pro version)

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  2. #22


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    I guess this one is NOT a pro no wonder its so cheap
    Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE120 - Solid state drive - 120 GB - internal - 2.5-inch - SATA-600 : Storage: Hard Drives & Storage Media | Dell

    Samsung MZ-7PD128 840 Pro Series 128 GB Solid State Drive Internal 2.5-inch SATA - 600 : Storage: Hard Drives & Storage Media | Dell

    that one is a pro but not sure if its any good..its 128gb which I Guess would be enough for me(By doing this I wouldnt have to restore my PC and then install everything that I want on the SSD and the files would be on the C drive
    I dont believe this one comes with a desktop kit though
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  3. #23


    Posts : 70
    windows 8.1


    here you have a comparison between 840 Pro and Evo
    Speed Test Samsung 840 Evo 250GB vs Pro 256GB MZ-7TE250BW MZ-7PD256BW - UserBenchmark
    you can also compare other SSD and see what price/performance would be best for you
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  4. #24


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    Just wanted to give you all an update on my PC issue..removing the bluetooth driver did fix the problem, but now its doing it all over again, slow shut down/restart..the technician came here before yesterday and said that it was NOT a motherboard problem, I have no idea what happened in the last two days for this to start all over again but it is, takes 2 minutes 20 seconds to shut down and restart..so another motherboard will be sent to me..the technician who came here was in such a rush he didnt even want to replace the motherboard, he should have, maybe that is the problem I just dont know anymore
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  5. #25


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    I like it very much when I guess correctly, which I do frequently. I look at it like a game almost.

    Have Norton/Symantec installed, by any chance?
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  6. #26


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    McAfee, it came with the Dell PC..never caused me any problems..I went to the task manager to see what is "Enabled" and only a few things are, like McAfee(Which its been that way since day 1), something called Catalyst Control Center launcher(has a number 4 next to it) FLEXnet Connect Software Manager, and HD Audio process
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  7. #27


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    McAfee falls into that 'ehhh' category.

    If you're feeling adventurous, try uninstalling it to see if the issue resolves. (Disabling only, will have no effect.)

    Simple enough to do. Worst case scenario is that you will have ruled something out.

    Shutdown issues are often security driver related.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    I cant, it came with the Dell PC, and I dont have the original discs for it(Only if I reformatted it I guess it would come back), my subscription with them expires at the end of September since the PC came with 1 year of antivirus so I dont want to get rid of it, besides, its been there since the beginning and this problem only started in mid December
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  9. #29


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    There are always Windows Defender and Windows Firewall. IMHO, much better to use them than have issues, but best of luck however you proceed.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    I have been told that this issue has to do with the Dell WLAN bluetooth client installation and to remove it from add/remove programs..I tried to and I got this message "The installer can not run on this platform..please select package for your operating system" so how the heck do I remove it
    Dell XPS 8700 slow shutdown/restart-Need Assistance - Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community
    that is the forum I got this info from
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