Windows 7 Workstations slow to shutdown | windows 7 shutdown problems

by admin on February 14, 2011 · 1 comment

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Windows 7 Workstations slow to shutdown

Windows 7 Workstations are very slow (8 min) to shutdown. The problem occurs after the PCs are made members of the WINDOWS 2003 domain. Same issue for PCs on the local LAN or Laptops being shutdown off the network (remote).

Log files show standard items on the PC for a shutdown in the first 60-90 seconds. Then, there is a long 5-7 minute gap where nothing is written to the log files on the PC.

Domain controller(s) still windows 2003. Problem occurs with clean Windows 7 PCs, prior to adding software.

To check if a particular program is slowing the machine when you switch on or shut down, e.g. an antivirus program, go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Performance Information and Tools > Advanced Tools (in the left pane). On this screen the problem is sometimes shown. If not, click View Performance Details in Event Log (Event Viewer). Events in the 100 series are boot events and I believe those in the 200 series are shut down events. These can be followed up by double-clicking them, then clicking Event Log Online at the bottom.

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1 admin February 14, 2011 at 3:52 am

your pagefile being cleared at shutdown? If so, that can cause a lag. Open your policy editor. Go to:

Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options and find Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile. Make sure it is disabled.

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