Windows 7 slow to shutdown and startup

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passion4tech Posts 19 Registration date Sunday July 3, 2016 Status Member Last seen May 21, 2017 - Oct 16, 2016 at 12:42 PM
Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - 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 Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,255
Oct 16, 2016 at 05:06 PM
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.
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