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Slow shut down problem!


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Reebotiks

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Hello,
Well i shut down by using

START > TURN OFF COMPUTER


But after i have clicked it, it takes about 10 mins and it will finnaly go to the 'blue' shut down screen. After that it takes 15-20 mins to fully shut itself down. All programs are closed when i click shut down but it all stays the same. I'm new to these forums and glad to be part of this friendly enviroment, but i need help please.


Thx, Reebotiks.
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Hi there, and welcome to geeks to go,
First things first,, Has this just started happening, ? or has it been getting worse for a while ???

Then,,
To rule out anything suspicious going on,, you must first run a complete antivirus scan.
It would be very helpful to eveyone if you also ran adaware, and spybot programs to rule out any spyware.

Once you have completed these scans, please post back on this thread with any findings.
Only then, can we start looking at other reasons why this slow shutdown is happening.

Good luck,, kev.
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Yes it is getting worse, i have done a Anti-virus scan but only found adware what i removed.

My computer is 99% safe and no spyware or viruses have been detected. I'm very carefull what i go on and have various virus protectors/firewalls......I just cant seem to figure out what is causing this....

If this helps it's been like this for over a month.
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Ok, so we arent looking at any obvious spyware, but that doesnt completly rule out a malicious element to this problem.
When windows shuts down, it has a huge amount of work to do, to safely ensure that when you start her up again, everything runs smoothly again.

Have you tried looking at the task manager to see what programs are running just before you turn the pc off ??? press Cntrl >Alt > delete at the same time , to open up the task manager.

Once in the task manager,, click on proccesses and see whats running. Is there anything that you recognise that you thought wasnt running ???

Also,,, when was the last time you deleted cookies, history and internet files ???
Cookies ect can take up a lot of time,, but usually slow a pc down when its running,,, but its worth a try.
Remember,,, if you delete history, tempory internet files and cookies, you will loose stored information such as passwords for forums etc.

Go to my computer > change a setting > internet options > then click the boxes to delete old files and cookies.
I do this regulary on my pc,, it takes a few seconds.
Cookies and temory internet files dont half take up a lot of space, and fill up quite quickly.

Get back to us after we have tried the above.

We have to approach these types of problems on proccess of elimination train of thought.

Good luck.
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PS: Could you list for me all of the firewalls, antivirus and antispyware programs you are using.
Have you added any of them lately,, or changed any of the preferences or settings ??

You very ofton find conflict between different antivirus and firewall programs.
A full list would be very helpful.
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