Windows 7 slow to shutdown and startup [Solved/Closed]

passion4tech 20 Posts Sunday July 3, 2016Registration date May 21, 2017 Last seen - Oct 16, 2016 at 12:42 PM - Latest reply: Ambucias 52520 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus June 18, 2018 Last seen
- Oct 22, 2016 at 04:15 AM
Hello,

My computer has regressed over time in performance. Maybe it's because I have installed a lot of programs I'm not sure but the os is slow to shut down. I get message Waiting for background programs to close and it was explorer.exe. As matter fact explorer.exe is really causing issues in os. Crashing frequently, hogging resources, its frustrating! What is wrong with the os? I know Windows 7 is not perfect os but is this normal?

Regressed is not right word sorry. Actually windows 7 performs reasonably well it's just when it starts up or shutdowns it takes more time now then ever before. I guess it's normal when I first installed the os it started up and shutdown in no time.

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Ambucias 52520 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus June 18, 2018 Last seen - Oct 16, 2016 at 05:06 PM
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Hi

No, it's not normal.

Have you ever thought of defragmenting your hard disk and clean-up your registry ? It sometimes does a world of good.
passion4tech 20 Posts Sunday July 3, 2016Registration date May 21, 2017 Last seen - Oct 16, 2016 at 05:22 PM
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This just happened. Perhaps this is a hardware problem :(



passion4tech 20 Posts Sunday July 3, 2016Registration date May 21, 2017 Last seen - Oct 22, 2016 at 04:09 AM
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Good News everyone. I found out the culprit that was slowing down the os. It was this strange file called sqlwriter.exe. It was located in roaming app data folder and I deleted it. Since I deleted the file the os is noticeably faster. It did not appear to be a virus, it was some file from Microsoft that somehow got on my computer perhaps through windows update I guess. Glad I solved issue :)
Ambucias 52520 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus June 18, 2018 Last seen - Oct 22, 2016 at 04:15 AM
Thank you for letting me know.

Have a nice day
Ambucias 52520 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus June 18, 2018 Last seen - Oct 16, 2016 at 05:41 PM
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Could be hardware but that would be second guess.

Looks more like a windows issue.

What is the make and model of your machine?

How much memory do you have ?

What is your antivirus ?

Did you make any changes lately like adding new software ?

Try to restore your system to an earlier date before the problems occurred.