WIndows 7 shutdown problems

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by rfdjr1@optonline.net, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Guest

    Lately, my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit has been hanging at shutdown. More
    spefically, it's hanging while supposedly installing a Windows update. I checked
    updates and findonly one, which is an optional update for servers which I'm not
    interested in. It does show several recent important and successful updates. But
    my problem is, I go to shut down Windows, and the installing new updates screen
    comes up and just freezes there. Again, no updates listed as needing to be
    installed. Any idea what the problem could be? I'm having to push the power
    button to shut the machine down. Thanks.
    , Sep 18, 2011
    #1
  2. On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:09:03 -0400, wrote:

    > Lately, my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit has been hanging at shutdown. More
    > spefically, it's hanging while supposedly installing a Windows update. I checked
    > updates and findonly one, which is an optional update for servers which I'm not
    > interested in. It does show several recent important and successful updates. But
    > my problem is, I go to shut down Windows, and the installing new updates screen
    > comes up and just freezes there. Again, no updates listed as needing to be
    > installed. Any idea what the problem could be? I'm having to push the power
    > button to shut the machine down. Thanks.


    "Just freezes"?

    How long? Updates can take a while.

    Have you gone to the Windows update screen to tell Windows to ignore the
    update?

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 18, 2011
    #2
  3. On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 16:30:25 -0700, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    > On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:09:03 -0400, wrote:
    >
    >> Lately, my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit has been hanging at shutdown. More
    >> spefically, it's hanging while supposedly installing a Windows update. I checked
    >> updates and findonly one, which is an optional update for servers which I'm not
    >> interested in. It does show several recent important and successful updates. But
    >> my problem is, I go to shut down Windows, and the installing new updates screen
    >> comes up and just freezes there. Again, no updates listed as needing to be
    >> installed. Any idea what the problem could be? I'm having to push the power
    >> button to shut the machine down. Thanks.

    >
    > "Just freezes"?
    >
    > How long? Updates can take a while.
    >
    > Have you gone to the Windows update screen to tell Windows to ignore the
    > update?


    Sorry - I meant hide, not ignore.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 18, 2011
    #3
  4. Mark F Guest

    On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:09:03 -0400, wrote:

    > Lately, my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit has been hanging at shutdown. More
    > spefically, it's hanging while supposedly installing a Windows update. I checked
    > updates and findonly one, which is an optional update for servers which I'm not
    > interested in. It does show several recent important and successful updates. But
    > my problem is, I go to shut down Windows, and the installing new updates screen
    > comes up and just freezes there. Again, no updates listed as needing to be
    > installed. Any idea what the problem could be? I'm having to push the power
    > button to shut the machine down. Thanks.

    How long did you wait? The delay may be normal.

    I just did the updates that includes KB890830 (Windows Malicious
    Software Removal Tool - September 2011) on Windows XP and whatever
    the equivalent ones for Vista and Windows 7 are.

    On my XP system I was told I needed to reboot. No delays and no
    delay when I rebooted again for good luck.

    On my Windows 7 system I was not asked to reboot. When I rebooted
    anyhow, as is my practice, there was no delay in shutdown or reboot.

    However, on my Vista system, which I also was not asked to
    reboot, when I tried to shutdown there was a delay of more than 15
    minutes but less than 1 hour before the system shutdown. No delay
    when I booted the system or shutdown again.

    I have even longer delays in shutdown on the Vista system before when
    I shutdown after completing Windows updates. I have had delays in
    shutdown after Windows updates on Windows 7 also, but I didn't have
    a problem with the latest batch.

    I don't know if the problem is with my computers or Vista and
    Windows 7 themselves. However, my point here is that you wait hours
    before giving up on shutdown that includes installation of updates:
    you have to wait for the completion of the updates, which may take
    more
    than 1/2 hour, especially if a WMSRT run is included, but the
    inordinate but finite delays that happen on Vista and perhaps on
    Windows 7 for some updates.
    Mark F, Sep 18, 2011
    #4
  5. Guest

    On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:09:03 -0400, wrote:

    >Lately, my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit has been hanging at shutdown. More
    >spefically, it's hanging while supposedly installing a Windows update. I checked
    >updates and findonly one, which is an optional update for servers which I'm not
    >interested in. It does show several recent important and successful updates. But
    >my problem is, I go to shut down Windows, and the installing new updates screen
    >comes up and just freezes there. Again, no updates listed as needing to be
    >installed. Any idea what the problem could be? I'm having to push the power
    >button to shut the machine down. Thanks.



    The delay takes an hour or more. I'll have to ask my wife. It usually happens
    when she turns the machine on in the morning to do stuff, then shuts it off. All
    the while, I'm still in bed and find out about it when I get up. She's a much
    earlier riser than me. So I'd guess, in general, it's a couple of hours.

    As for hiding the update, there's only one, and it says it's optional, and I
    have not checked it off for a download. So I don't know what's trying to update.
    , Sep 18, 2011
    #5
  6. Mark F Guest

    On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 22:53:22 -0400, wrote:

    > On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:09:03 -0400, wrote:
    >
    > >Lately, my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit has been hanging at shutdown. More
    > >spefically, it's hanging while supposedly installing a Windows update. I checked
    > >updates and findonly one, which is an optional update for servers which I'm not
    > >interested in. It does show several recent important and successful updates. But
    > >my problem is, I go to shut down Windows, and the installing new updates screen
    > >comes up and just freezes there. Again, no updates listed as needing to be
    > >installed. Any idea what the problem could be? I'm having to push the power
    > >button to shut the machine down. Thanks.

    >
    >
    > The delay takes an hour or more. I'll have to ask my wife. It usually happens
    > when she turns the machine on in the morning to do stuff, then shuts it off. All
    > the while, I'm still in bed and find out about it when I get up. She's a much
    > earlier riser than me. So I'd guess, in general, it's a couple of hours.
    >
    > As for hiding the update, there's only one, and it says it's optional, and I
    > have not checked it off for a download. So I don't know what's trying to update.

    Have you tried going to the Windows Update window and determining what
    update it wants to apply?

    If you don't want the update, unselect it.

    If you do want the update, let it start the update and watch what is
    happening so you can see if things are getting stuck in downloading
    stuff, taking a bunch of CPU time to do the update, or perhaps hanging
    around with nothing visible happening.
    Mark F, Sep 18, 2011
    #6

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