Windows – The computer isn’t completely turned-off when clicking “Shut Down” in Windows 7

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Until recently I used Windows Vista on my computer. Now I have installed Windows 7. But when I choose shut-down in Windows, the computer isn't turned-off at 100%. The disks are turned off, but CPU-fan is still on and I can't use the "power-on"-button to start the computer, unless I hold it a few seconds to 100% turn off the computer before.

How to fix this?

Best Answer

If you are using BitLocker, then there is a hotfix for this problem.

See this article:
A computer stops responding during shutdown if BitLocker is enabled on the system drive on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Another possibility from Windows 7 Beta: Shutdown problem

Device Manager, select "IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers" group, only contains one device called "VIA 1394 OHCI Compilant Host COntroller" on that click right mouse button and select "Properties", select "Power Management" tab, and finally check the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" box.

In any case, even if you don't have such a device, better test that all possible devices have this power policy turned on.

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