Windows® 7 Not Shutting Down
How to fix Windows 7 does not shut down problem?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. It is very popular among all kinds of users as it comes packed with features such as Windows Defender, Windows Search, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Two-way firewall, etc. Windows 7 is more stable and secure than previous versions of Windows Operating System. Like other operating systems, Windows 7 users can also face problems. Some of these problems include start up problems, shutdown issues, application corruption, blue screen errors, system errors, etc. Shutdown problems with Windows 7 computers include system not shutting down at all, delayed shutdown, error messages while you click on shutdown, etc. Shutdown problems needs to be resolved as quickly as possible as they can cause loss of data and saved settings. It further leads to overheating and subsequent damage to the hardware components. System installed with Windows 7 may not shut down because of reasons such as malware infections within the system, corrupt system files of the Operating System, registry issues, etc.
Following are the various ways to fix Windows 7 does not shut down problem:
- Scan for malware
- Verify system files
- Clean system registry
Scan for malware
Malware are known to cause shutdown problems on Windows based computers. If you are facing shut down problems on your Windows 7 system, it is very likely that the system may got infected with a malware that changed the working characteristics of files necessary for system shutdown. Shutdown problems caused by malware can be resolved by running a full system scan using an updated Antivirus program such Norton Antivirus.
Verify system files
Damaged or corrupt system files essential for the shutdown of Windows 7 can cause this problem. Users using Windows 7 are advised to check the integrity of the system files using the sfc/ scannow command in the command prompt. If the system files are found damaged, then the Operating System will have to be repaired to resolve the problem. If the issue has arise late, then restoring the system to a previous restore point can also resolve the issue.
Registry entries in Windows 7 are created automatically. Registry is the place where important information regarding the working of the system is stored. Clashes between wanted and unwanted registry entries can cause shutdown problems. Shutdown issues caused by damaged registry can be solved by cleaning the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software like RegCure.
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