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Bruinaholic

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For the past 10 days, on occasions when i try to shutdown my computer I select start> turn off computer. My computer will sit with a hour glass for between 1 to 3 minutes before I can select shutdown/restart. What would cause this and how can I fix this, please?

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first try closing everything you have running yourself before you shut down...no joy....

look here and see if these will help
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Guys, I am not talking about the shutdown itself taking long. I am talking about after selecting START> TURN OFF COMPUTER and then the option of STAND BY | TURN OFF |RESTART menu that takes a minute to 3 to come up. That is the issue.
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Does this happen anywhere else you've encountered yet, or ONLY when selecting the shut down menu?
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I am talking about after selecting START> TURN OFF COMPUTER and then the option of STAND BY | TURN OFF |RESTART menu that takes a minute to 3 to come up

this means that windows is doing something and it has to stop that before it can do what your asking it to do..

have you tried system restore yet...go back a week before the problem started...no joy

get process explorer...and we will try to figure out whats bogging you down...

what are your system specs...
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Speed up shut downs.
Check out tips 95,96,97


http://www.pcstats.c...t...590&page=32
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I am talking about after selecting START> TURN OFF COMPUTER and then the option of STAND BY | TURN OFF |RESTART menu that takes a minute to 3 to come up

this means that windows is doing something and it has to stop that before it can do what your asking it to do..

have you tried system restore yet...go back a week before the problem started...no joy

get process explorer...and we will try to figure out whats bogging you down...

what are your system specs...


Happyrck, System restore seems to have done the trick. Thanks a lot. Much appreciated.
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System restore seems to have done the trick. Thanks a lot. Much appreciated.


your welcome....thanks for letting us know what worked... :whistling:
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