View Full Version : Slow Vista Shutdown

31-07-2009, 01:19 PM
My Vista PC has suddenly started shutting down very slowly. It boots up quickly, and I regularly defrag, use CCleaner and do all the other maintenance that I'm supposed to do.

But now, when I shut down, "Please Wait" flashes quickly on the screen, and then it goes straight back to wallpaper and then sits on the desktop for up to two minutes before it actually shows signs of shutting down.

It's not a huge problem; just annoying. Does anyone have any ideas about how I can fix this, please?

31-07-2009, 03:06 PM
Check the event log for processes and drivers slowing down the shutdown.

Run>eventvwr>Look for shutdown events.


31-07-2009, 06:16 PM
Windows operating systems. That's your problem.

31-07-2009, 06:34 PM
I don't know much about the event viewer. I ran it and was a bit stumped by the info I got. What do I do with it, and how do I use it to solve my problem?

31-07-2009, 06:59 PM
Find events relatign to shutdown. Then click it, and paste the stuff here.