Causes for Windows 7 to Pause momentarily on Shutdown

February 4, 2015 at 13:57:55
Specs: windows 7 64bito, 2 gig
win 7 664 bit pausing before turns off. when i chose to shut down it pauses saying waiting for something to close.and gives me the option to force shutdown then a few seconds later shuts down normally.

Davidw


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#1
February 4, 2015 at 17:40:29
What is listed in the shutdown view? Applications you left open? Or some unknown programs running in background.

Close you applications first before shutting down Windows. Some applications may ask to save contents or a confirmation to close the aplication.


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#2
February 4, 2015 at 17:58:16
let me check it tomorrow but i believe it was unknown programs running in the background.

Davidw

no programs are listed

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#3
February 5, 2015 at 06:15:31
Your system might be infected with malware or possibly you just have a load of crap that's constantly running in the background.

Download & install CCleaner-Slim. Run the cleaner & the registry scanner & remove everything they find. Then click on Tools > Startup & review the list of programs that load at startup. Disable or Delete anything that's unnecessary, then reboot.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...

Then scan for malware using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:

https://www.malwarebytes.org/


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#4
February 5, 2015 at 07:43:26
removed everything on malwarebytes still doing same thing. where do i find the list on startup to remove things from loadind at startup

Davidw


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#5
February 5, 2015 at 13:47:40
Do you by any chance have Skype on-board? It's just that it takes a while to close.

Also download and "Save" this file:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue download button top right)

Double click the saved file to run the small program. The Scan will show you what it found but I've found it OK to run the Clean.

Keep all logs in case further action is necessary.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
February 5, 2015 at 14:10:33
i do have skype onboard.but i have it turned off when not in use. ran bleeping computer download and clean everything but still having same problem plus whn i turn on computer skype is starting auto matically now

Davidw


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#7
February 5, 2015 at 17:26:02
Go into Skype (Tools > Options > General tab) and uncheck "Start Skype with Windows".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#8
February 6, 2015 at 07:25:26
did turn skype off . went into skype unchecked to start it when windows starts.still doing same telling me somethings running in background waiting for it to close before shutdown cant pause i screen cause using wireless keyboard and mouse may have to plug in a ps2 keyboard to pause the screen

Davidw


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#9
February 6, 2015 at 12:38:40
Pity it gives no clue about what is hanging. About all I can suggest is to start computer but don't start any extra programs, Then do Ctrl-Alt-Del and see what process are running. This will narrow down the choice of suspects.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
February 6, 2015 at 13:34:02
i will give this a shot maybe this evening do you think that if i use a normal ps2 mouse instead of my wireless i can get it to pause and tell me what might be the problem?

Davidw

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#11
February 6, 2015 at 16:18:10
I get that message with mine too. It's the windows shut down sound. Seems windows wants to shut down before the sound is done playing. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.

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#12
February 6, 2015 at 16:26:32
really ok all my windows sounds are set no none in setting lol

Davidw


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#13
February 7, 2015 at 19:22:12

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#14
February 7, 2015 at 22:04:44
msconfig will show you the startup apps (and services).
However apps (malware) can be started when Explorer (desktop) starts.

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#15
February 14, 2015 at 09:28:59
sorry i forgot about this will try your ideas and let you know real soon.once again sorry about the holdup

Davidw


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