Very Slow Shutdown Times

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Deren Smith, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Deren Smith

    Deren Smith Guest

    I have been experiencing, very slow shutdown times in Vista Ultimate Edition.
    When I actually shutdown my Vista box, everything goes as it should. I see
    the logging off.... then shutting down text, then in a little bit my monitor
    shuts off.

    Now this is where it gets interesting. On average (calculated from 2 weeks)
    after my monitor goes black it takes 1.34 to 2.03 minutes for my computer to
    completely shutdown. Does anyone know why it takes this long to shutdown?
    Seems to me that once the 'Shutting down...' text disappears and the monitor
    shuts off then the computer would shut off at that moment and not stay
    powered on.
    Deren Smith, Apr 4, 2007
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  2. Deren Smith

    Shawn Keene Guest

    Vista has a lot more services it has to wait to clean up their acts before
    it shuts down.
    It turns off the monitor sooner (actually just fades to black) so it will
    give the illusion of a faster shutdown.

    But since Vista doesn't let anything... device drivers, programs,
    services... anything, keep it from shutting down, you can usually be more
    confident that it will .. at least eventually .. actually shut down.

    That's what I heard anyway.
    Shawn Keene, Apr 6, 2007
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    Deren Smith Guest

    Deren Smith, Apr 25, 2007
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