Windows 7 is very slow to shutdown

When I shut down in Windows 7 the "Shutting Down" screen stays on for over 3 minutes. I have tried booting in safe mode but I get the same result. I have tried disabling third party programs and get the same result.

This is annoying when you have to reboot.
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Hey Dchan35, I finally cured the problem with some tweaks to my registry. Microsoft support did not help at all. Go here for more info : http://www.w7forums.com/turning-off-computer-t3916p3.html

 What you want to do is go to the registry and change a couple values.  Open the registry and locate the key{ \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management}, then change the value of ClearPageFile at Shutdown to a 0 IF the value is 1. If the value is 1, it will take longer for your computer to shutdown..this fix cured it all for me. I also did this : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\
Highlight the value WaitToKillServiceTimeout
Change this value to 1000.

It seems like you are no newbie, so I would recommend doing this registry changes. Just go into the start menu and type regedit and the registry editor will pop up (you may know that already lol). Locate the above keys, change the values, save and restart, and this should work for you. I hope it does man...its really frustrating when it happens and you get no help from MS support.

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yup this worked for me too, my troubles started after I activated ACHI and a motherboard s/w. The s/w that came with the SSD drive or the software for my AsRock motherboard may have changed the settings.

a quick fix for me was to disable ACHI of my BIOS settings

hope this helps someone

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