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Resolved Win 7 Ultimate Shutdown is 10 minutes long!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by LarryB, 2016/12/12.

  1. 2016/12/12
    LarryB

    LarryB Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    I honestly don't know what happened though it was not always like this. I have an SSD HD. I first disabled ALL items in Msconfig/Startup to no benefit. When I went into Safe Mode, shutdown was practically instantaneous. Not sure where that leaves me but that must be helpful info. Thanks for your help! Lar
     
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    Hi LarryB. Perform a Clean Boot in Windows and see if the shutdown time improves when the computer is in normal mode.

    Also, run my registry script in step 12 in my guide and see if that helps.
     

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    First: Either Back Up the Registry or create a Restore Point!
     
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    I am sad to report that after creating a Restore Point and following the instructions on how to perform a clean boot, the computer restarted with the "windows will not start" screen. It says that due to some changes in software I have 3 choices. It also says that the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. So, I put in my Windows System repair disc and it cannot do anything because an operating system is not shown on the list and it indicates that I need to load drivers for it. A comment at the bottom says that it cannot find a System Partition.If there ever was a need for a magic bullet, this is the time!!!

    Statrtup Repair diagnosis and repair log
    Number of attempts: 1
    Session details
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    System Disk = \device\harddisk0
    Windows directory =
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1

    Test performed:
    ------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken = 31ms

    Test Performed:
    ------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code: 0x0
    Time taken: 0ms

    Root cause found:
    ------------
    The partition table does not have a valid System Partition

    Repair action: Partition table repair
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
    Time taken: 2044ms

    When restarting, I get the same window as before "windows failed to start "

    While in Startup Repair, I used its Command Prompt function to ck and see if my directories were still there. Yes.

    I have also proactively downloaded and installed on a USB Flash the iso bootable version of mini tools partition manager just in case you think that it would be a good way to go. Rebuild MBR on the OS drive????

    Hope that is helpful. Larry
     
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    Follow the instructions in my guide for repairing Windows 7 and go from the section, If the Windows Repair All in One tool does not repair your issue with Windows Vista or Windows 7 then follow these steps:

    See if Windows 7 can boot up successfully but if running through those steps does not help then you may need to perform a repair install or a clean install of Windows assuming that the hard drive is still working.
     
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    thanks, Evan. I cannot get the Advanced boot Options to come up. Just get the Windows Will Not Start screen. could some kind of a Partition Recovery program be of benefit? Through Partition Manager I was able to view the contents of the SSD, so can I assume that it is still working?
     
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    You can take out the hard drive and hook it up to another computer to get any data off the drive, but if you can't even bring up the advanced boot options screen then a clean install of Windows may be in order.
     
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    I am trying a different tac. Rebuilding the MBR and BCD. I am excited because bootrec /RebuildBcd has found 1 Windows Installation.... but it is E:\Windows, not c:\Windows. I disconnected all drives exc the DVD and C: and now it finds no windows installation.
    Pls advise. Thanks
     
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    Fixed. The usual bootrec instructions did not work but I found a bootsect.exe instruction that involved rebuilding the BCD. After the Startup Repair disc went through a couple of repair cycles, the OS is up and running and so am I!!

    Wait a minute, this thread was about a lengthy shutdown problem!!! Let me revisist the top of the thread and get back with you!

    Larry
     
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    Hi Evan, registry script had no effect. The clean boot reduced the shutdown from 5 minutes to 3 seconds! Now what? Thanks, Larry
     
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    After a LOT of restarts, I first eliminated the startup items in msconfig and starting working in groups in the services list. After I got it down to a few, I started using the Services list accessible via Computer/manage. I eventually found it to be the Easus Agent Service related to a couple of Easus products I have loaded. So, I got it down from 5+minutes to 13 seconds. Nice.

    Evan, any observations or suggestions?? Thanks, Larry
     
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    Well since you figured out that the Easus Agent Service is the culprit, I would set the Service to Manual and only start it when you need to run any Easus products you have installed and you can leave it off when you don't need that service running.
     
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    Will do, thanks!
     
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    Is the process of streamlining the start up process the same?

    i
     
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    Glad to see you fixed the non boot prob. Really disturbing that the clean boot suggestion created that side issue. Must have been an anomaly.. For future reference, image your machine..
     
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    Great idea. I think it was not clicking on Hide Microsoft before I clicked on Delete All. :)

    Is the process of streamlining the start up process the same?

    Thanks, Larry
     
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    Cant answer that question for you-=-I'm a network guy. When I had a boot prob ( Resolved - Win 7 crash!! Is it the Hard Drive? ) I had an image stashed on an external HD that I image about every three months. (should be monthly, but, oh well) and doing the image restore thingy brought me back like that Serv-Pro commercial on TV-- like the crash never happened!!

    My opinion on your prob.. I think you've done a magnificent job of exploring the options with the boot process--I would have lost patience..

    Frankly, in my view, the best route is to 'flatten and reinstall" that means fdisk your hard drive and reinstall the O/S and your programs *AFTER* you back up all your data (i.e. pics, spreadsheets,databases, whatever)
    The reason why is your registry (hives) gets bloated with installs and paths, and garbage like that and after so many years, the machine starts slowing down-- Plus throw in a old hard drive with a bad block or two (sectors) and this creates
    hard drive lookup delays, and reinstalling makes your machine look new again.. In fact, once you bring home a new machine, image that puppy right after you install all ;your programs!! --So ;you'll always have a virgin again if a HD crash happens hee hee hee


    Merry Xmas!!
     
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    Two thumbs on imaging the drive. Thanks for the insights and enjoy the holiday season (to all)!!
     
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    Yeah its similar. We will use another method for removing unnecessary startup entries.

    Please download Autoruns. After you download the zipped folder on your desktop, right click the zipped folder and click Extract All. After the folder has been extracted open the regular folder. Run the autoruns.exe program by right clicking on it and selecting Run as administrator. When you open the program, click the Logon Tab and then post a screenshot of all the startup entries on the Logon Tab in your next reply.
     

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