The shutdown delay problem has been fixed in Windows 10

  • Windows 10 is the fastest operating system that can be started or stopped in seconds.
  • Windows 10 shutdown time has decreased from about 10 seconds to 90 seconds.
  • The root cause of the problem is the USB Type C connector system (USCI) software interface in Windows 10.

However, certain things in Windows 10 never changed as a whole. Incompatible third-party software and the shutting down of many apps are some of the reasons for the slow shutdown problem, especially when you are using a company laptop. We’re going to show you some of the best practices to overcome these shutdown issues in Windows 10 in this article. You don’t need to worry about these problems.

This post will help you identify the cause and solution of Windows 10’s longer downtime than previously.

Having trouble shutdowning your computer? We’ve got some tips for you.

Your computer screen shows the loading screen after you finish your day at work. You stop and look expectantly at it. It shouldn’t take more than a few seconds for your computer to shut down. Typically, the shut down process shouldn’t take more than a few seconds. You will experience slow shutdown issues with Windows 10 if you take a long time during the shutdown process.

Microsoft Windows 10 is the fastest operating system that can be started or stopped in seconds. But sometimes, after hitting the shutdown button, you may notice that Windows 10 takes forever to shut down or that Windows 10 takes longer to shut down than before. A number of users report that Windows 10 is slow to shut down after the update and that the shutdown time has decreased from about 10 seconds to 90 seconds. If you’ve also noticed that your computer is having problems with Windows 10 shutting down slowly, don’t worry, we have simple solutions.

Computer Stuck On Shutting Down

You can force shut down your computer if you hold down the power button for a few seconds. If things don’t improve the next time, move on.

Pc Taking Forever To Restart

It is possible for your computer to take forever to reboot, especially if it has faulty hardware, such as a bad RAM module, hard drive, or SSD.

There’s nothing to worry about. You’re not alone, and this problem is easily fixed.

What is the root cause of the error?

What is the root cause of the error?

Windows 10’s USB Type C connector system (USCI) software interface is responsible for causing the error. When the PC shuts down or goes to sleep mode under Windows 10 version 1809, USCI seems to take 60 seconds longer to recover from connection losses.

It may be a matter of a newly discovered bug affecting the duration of time it takes your PC to shut down or enter sleep mode if your PC has been acting odd of late. According to Microsoft, the delay can sometimes be as long as 60 seconds after shutting down or entering sleep mode on a certain version of Windows 10.

It appears that USB-connected devices do not fail as a result of longer downtime or hibernation delays, although they are annoying.

Here are the steps to delay Windows 10’s shutdown.

Here are the steps to delay Windows 10's shutdown.

Get the most recent Windows updates

As Microsoft regularly publishes bug fixes with its latest cumulative updates, you should make sure you have the latest Windows updates installed.
Following these steps will allow you to manually check if Windows 10 has downloaded and installed the latest update.

  1. Simply press Windows + I to launch the Settings app.
  2. You’ll find the Update window under Update and security.
  3. You can now check for updates from Microsoft’s servers by clicking Check for Updates.
  4. Windows updates must be installed and restarted after installation.

In addition, ensure your device drivers are up-to-date.

Troubleshoot a problem with your power supply

The built-in diagnostic tool should take care of the problem preventing Windows from shutting down successfully. Follow the steps below to run the diagnostic tool and let Windows figure out what the problem is.

  1. To open Windows + I, press the Windows key
  2. Afterward, select Troubleshooting from the Refresh and Protect menu.
  3. The power icon can be found at the bottom of the middle bar.
  4. Troubleshoot the power system
  5. A diagnostic will be run on your computer and you will be able to adjust the settings if necessary.
  6. If your computer does not respond after restarting, follow the steps above again.

Quick Startup Disabled

A shutdown or startup problem can also be solved in this manner.
It has been reported that some users have had problems with startup and shutdown of Windows 10 when Quick Start is enabled. This has been attributed to some drawbacks of Quick Start.

  • The Control Panel can be found there
  • Select Power Options from the search results.
  • Choosing what to do with the power buttons can be found in the left menu.
  • If there are no settings available, choose Change settings.
  • To access Shutdown Settings, scroll down.
  • You can disable Quick Start by unticking the box.
  • It is located at the bottom of the page.

Optimize Windows Registry Editor

It is mainly due to corrupted system and registry files that Windows 10 takes so long to shut down.
Following are the steps you need to take to resolve this:

  • You can open the Windows registry editor by typing regedit in the Windows+R search box and clicking OK.
  • Back up the registry first, then locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management under the CurrentControlSet subkey.
  • Changing ClearPageFile to 0 at shutdown will remove the page files.
  • To find the current control set key, navigate to ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl.
  • The left pane of the registry editor window should have the checkbox above Control, and the right pane should have WaitToKillServiceTimeout.
  • If you are unable to locate the value, choose New -> String Value from the menu found in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  • Open the string WaitToKillServiceTimeout.
  • You can set the value between 1000 and 20000, which is one to twenty seconds.
    You may experience some delay with this process if you shut down your computer without saving the files. If you do not save them, they will be automatically saved. In order to avoid applications closing without saving changes, you should not set this range to less than 20 seconds.
  • Click OK.
  • In order for the changes to take effect, restart your computer.

With this method, the closing process will be sped up and the problem will be solved.

Resetting the power plan

You can try to resetting your custom power plan if you were using one.

  • Select “Power Settings” from the Control Panel.
  • Click on “Change Power Plan Settings” and select the power plan that suits your needs.
  • On the Power Plan Settings page, click “Change Advanced Settings”.
  • Default power plan settings can be restored by clicking the “Power Options” button.
  • Then click OK to apply the changes.

Running DISM Utility and SFC Utility

System files that are missing or corrupt are typically responsible for this problem.
If missing or corrupted system files are detected in the System File Check Utility, the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) command should be run to restore the system image.

Use the following command in an administrator’s command prompt: DISM.

You can dismount, go online, clean up your image, and restore your health.

To execute the sfc /scannow command, wait until DISM has completed the scanner repair process 100%.

When a system file is detected to be missing, the system file scanner begins scanning for it. If a missing system file is discovered, it is restored from the compressed folder in %WinDir%System32dllcache.

This help will be available after Windows has finished scanning.

Updating display drivers

You should make sure that all installed device drivers are updated, especially the display driver, if your Windows 10 PC has old or corrupt drivers. Follow these steps to update the driver on Windows 10:

  • To access Device Manager, press Windows + X, then click Devices.
  • You will be able to see all the installed drivers by opening the Device Manager.
  • Choose Update from the right-click menu when displaying driver output,
  • You will need to restart Windows to apply the changes once you have followed the instructions on the screen.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Solution 1: Software problems. Programs are the most common cause of shutdown problems. If your computer takes a long time in or out of the "Programs to Shut Down" window, it means you probably have a software problem. This is because the program has to save data before it can shut down.

Windows may take longer than usual to shut down if services, background processes, drivers, or applications prevent it from shutting down normally. Diagnose and fix the shutdown problem by looking at running processes in Task Manager, booting your laptop cleanly, or starting Windows in Safe Mode.

  1. Press Windows + R.
  2. Type powercfg.cpl and press Enter.
  3. On the left pane, click on "Select Power Button Function."
  4. Click "Change settings that are not currently available".
  5. Uncheck the "Enable Quick Start" box.
  6. Click "Save changes."

I suggest shutting down your computer by following these steps and checking again.

  1. Press and hold the power button until the screen turns off.
  2. Remove the battery from the laptop.
  3. Press and hold the power button for 15-20 seconds after removing the battery.
  4. Replace the battery and check again.

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