System Startup and Shutdown Issues in Troubleshooting Posted July 16, 2018 12 hours ago, homeap5 said: 1. Try to shutdown by command: c:\windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f and see if this will be faster. This also may shows you what process waits for terminate. 2. Some programs can delay shutdown (even they have options for that) so I suspect that non-Microsoft program made that delay. Disable autostartup 3rd party tools and check then. 3. Ok, every configuration is the same, but you made some changes. For example - change computer name can slow down boot/restart process (yes, I tested that - after computer name change you should look in registry for old name and replace it - you can find few entries with old computer name). 4. V300 is crappy, infamous SSD, but I don't think it's the reason for slow down shutdown process. 5. UltraVNC can slow down shutdown process. Maybe other programs like this one have that problem too? I don't know if you use any, but I'm asking just in case. Thanks for the reply! I will have to try your command because I only tried shutdown /f t 0. I will let you know if it works. As I said before, I did disable fast startup from power options because I heard it was a common problem. I then disabled the hibernation file using the command powercfg -h off. Still not much change. However, if I Shift-Shutdown from the start menu, the system shuts down like normal. No hanging with no disk usage. From my knowledge Shift-Shutdown just bypasses the hybrid boot of Windows 10 and completes a full shutdown which is why the system uptime resets when you shutdown this way? But if I disabled the hybrid shutdown from power options and then disabled the hibernation file, why would it still be causing issues? Shouldn't it be fully disabled or am I missing something here? There was no change to the computer names on any of the machines. Still User-PC I believe. I verified the health of all drives and they all registered as healthy and operate properly when swapped into other known good machines. I will enable verbosestatus when I get the chance and see if anything holds up the shutdown process once it gets to the blue spinning orb phase.