Vista Shutdown takes forever -- 10 min+ or forever

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by DaveS, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. DaveS

    DaveS Guest

    I just installed Vista on the spare partition of my XP developemnt box
    (Atholon 64 X2 4200 w/ 1GB) The old system was running rock solid. The Vista
    system has had a couple of unxpected reboots. The big problem for me is that
    a shutdown takes 10 or more minutes and often doesn't complete. Then I have
    to powered it down.

    Running on all Vista drivers - out of the box. Office 2003, IIS7, SQL
    Express SP1, VWD SP1. No funny stuff.

    Are other seeing anthing similar? Any troubleshooting ideas?
    DaveS, Apr 6, 2007
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    Michael Guest

    to see if Vista itself detects a problem:

    Control Panel
    System and Maintenance
    Performance information and tools
    Advanced tools in left pane

    Michael, Apr 6, 2007
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  3. DaveS

    DaveS Guest

    Very impressive report! However....
    Recommends defrag - I have Vista's auto defrag running
    Recommends larger paging file - I have Vista managing it

    A closer personal look shows that Google Destop's initial indexing seemed to
    overwhelm the stats used to calculate data for the report.

    There wasn't any clue about my show shutdown. I have done more research that
    Logiotech has a Vista kit for my webcam. I had been using the drivers that
    came with Vista and did catch one "LVPrcSrv quit running" dialog box, so I
    have upgraged that software
    DaveS, Apr 6, 2007
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    Michael Guest

    On my Vista Home Premium, one partion C: 455GB
    Virtual Memory shows
    Automatic Manage
    Minimum 16 MB
    Recommended 3067 MB
    Currently allocated 2345 MB

    Does the defrag show a sucessfull run in the last week? (Mine is set up for

    Personnal note: I have stoped using Google Desktop Search (used it and was
    happy with XP).
    The included search with Vista seems to be sufficient (the XP search was

    Michael, Apr 6, 2007
  5. DaveS

    DaveS Guest

    Derag had run, but I moved it to daily
    Pagefile was auto but only 1500, so I bumped it up to 2500
    Purged event files, hoping that this would get rid of the data gathered
    during the initial Google Desktop index and probably Vista's initial index.

    BTW I use Google desktop because I have recovered so many acdidently deleted
    files from its cache that I feel I own it loyality. I have no experience with
    Vista's search yet.

    Seeing the size of your paging file maybe I should have picked a bigger

    From the way Vista uses memory maybe I should buy more and some stock in a
    memory company ;=}
    DaveS, Apr 6, 2007
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    Michael Guest

    Using one of the monitor gadgets from Microsoft download, I show that most
    of the time I am using about %30 of 2 MB of installed physical memory.
    Expect that to go way up when I get around to doing some video editiong.

    Michael, Apr 6, 2007
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