Windows 7 slow shutdown problems can make it very annoying to use a computer. You will need to get to the bottom of these problems so that you can make your computer much faster and easier to use. Sometimes the computer might take up to half an hour to shut down which can be very annoying. Sometimes it won’t even shut down which could mean that files will be lost.
First you should check that there aren’t any particular applications which are causing your computer to be slower than normal. This could for example be an antivirus program. To check this open the control panel and click on performance information and tools. Then in the advanced tools it may show the cause of the problem.
Sometimes Windows 7 might also pop up a window which warns you that lots of applications are open and need to be closed before it can continue. You can fix this by clicking start and typing gpedit.msc. Then you can open computer configuration and select administrative templates. Then in System you can adjust the shutdown options and disable the automatic termination of applications.
If your hard drive becomes fragmented then this can also cause problems with the shutdown speed of your computer. To speed this up you should run the disk defragmenter regularly. This will ensure that your computer is healthy and will be able to shut down properly.
Removing Unwanted Applications
If there are any pieces of software which aren’t needed or required then these should be uninstalled. The more software you have on your computer, the longer it can take to shut down.
A corrupt or bloated registry will also cause shutdown problems. You will need to deal with registry problems to make your computer as quick as possible. Use a registry scanner to search through the registry and identify any errors which need to be corrected.