slow logoff / shutdown

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by SP, Jul 29, 2010.

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    SP Guest

    Hi

    My laptop runs on Windows 7 Pro. There are 2 users on this laptop, and both
    are in the Administrator group. Everything was running fine until I changed
    the account type on one of the users from Administrator to Standard User.

    As a result, I noticed that the Standard User took several minutes to log
    off or shut down. The Event Viewer even logged Event 6006:
    The winlogon notification subscriber <Sens> took 213 second(s) to handle the
    notification event (Logoff).

    To confirm the problem, I changed the Standard User back to Administrator,
    and the slow logoff / shutdown problem went away.

    If you have come across this issue, please let me know if there is a
    solution . If you have not come across this problem, please test this issue
    on your Win 7 system to see if you experience the same problem.

    Thanks so much
    Steve
     
    SP, Jul 29, 2010
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    SP Guest

    Hello again

    Further testing (shutdown/logoff/restart, etc.) revealed that changing
    Standard User back to Administrator did NOT quite solve the problem. It
    did, but then the slow logoff came back at different times later. So, now
    I'm not sure how all these slow logoffs came about. I know that there is a
    slow logoff problem.

    Sorry about the mix-up, but I thought I had to keep everyone posted.

    Steve
     
    SP, Jul 29, 2010
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    Carlos Guest

    SP,
    Close all open applications before logging off or shutting down.
    Check if that solves the issue.
    Do you get any messages before logging of or shutting down about some
    application that is taking too long to close?
    Carlos
     
    Carlos, Jul 29, 2010
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    SP_1 Guest

    No, there was no application running prior to logoff/shutdown. I suspected
    that the antivirus software might have been the cause, so I removed it.
    But, that wasn't the problem. All I did was to go into Windows. Wait about
    30 seconds for everything to settle. Then, logoff or shutdown.

    Here are some strange facts...

    After going into Windows, either a logoff or a shutdown will result in a
    slow exit. For a logoff, Windows would say Logoff and stay there for like
    forever until it logs off. For a shutdown, Windows would first go into a
    Logoff...would then stay in Logoff mode forever...when it's done with a long
    logoff, then the Shutdown is pretty fast. So, it seemed that something
    wrong is in the Logoff part of the exit.

    Another thing I noticed was...After a Logoff, I would log on into Windows,
    and subsequent Logoff or Shutdown would be normal. So, again, not only
    something wrong with Logoff, something is wrong only to the first logoff
    (and not subsequent ones).

    Steve
     
    SP_1, Aug 1, 2010
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    SP_1 Guest

    No, there was no application running prior to logoff/shutdown. I suspected
    that the antivirus software might have been the cause, so I removed it.
    But, that wasn't the problem. All I did was to go into Windows. Wait about
    30 seconds for everything to settle. Then, logoff or shutdown.

    Here are some strange facts...

    After going into Windows, either a logoff or a shutdown will result in a
    slow exit. For a logoff, Windows would say Logoff and stay there for like
    forever until it logs off. For a shutdown, Windows would first go into a
    Logoff...would then stay in Logoff mode forever...when it's done with a long
    logoff, then the Shutdown is pretty fast. So, it seemed that something
    wrong is in the Logoff part of the exit.

    Another thing I noticed was...After a Logoff, I would log on into Windows,
    and subsequent Logoff or Shutdown would be normal. So, again, not only
    something wrong with Logoff, something is wrong only to the first logoff
    (and not subsequent ones).

    Steve
     
    SP_1, Aug 1, 2010
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