Windows 10: Windows 10 hangs indefinitely on shutdown

Discus and support Windows 10 hangs indefinitely on shutdown in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hi, I did a clean install of Windows 10 about 15 days ago for a new computer build. Here are the specs: Windows 10 version 20H2 OS Build 19042.685 CPU:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by PODxt, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. PODxt Win User

    Windows 10 hangs indefinitely on shutdown


    Hi, I did a clean install of Windows 10 about 15 days ago for a new computer build. Here are the specs:
    Windows 10 version 20H2 OS Build 19042.685
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 3900XT
    MB: ASUS TUF GAMING B550-PLUS
    RAM: 4x16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz
    SSD: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB Nvme M.2 (System)
    SSD: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 4 TB SATA3
    HDD: Toshiba X300 6 TB 7200rpm
    GC: Gigabyte GTX N970IX OC-4GD Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 1076 MHz 4096 MB PCI-Express
    Be Quiet Pure Base 500DX
    Corsair PSU 750W Gold

    I witness several shutdown issues with this computer where the blue shutdown screen with the spinning wheel is spinning indefinitely. Well, I waited for 2 hours, I had time to watch a movie in the meantime and when the credits started rolling, Windows was still trying to shut down. I had to manually power off the computer.

    I had a look at the event log and saw a lot of red warnings I am not able to interpret. There are a couple of thousands of red flags in there for the last 7 days.

    What can I do to solve the shutdown issue and the event log errors?log.zip
    Thanks

    :)
     
    PODxt, Jan 8, 2021
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  2. Win 10 hangs on restart and shutdown

    No, that's rocket science. I'm posting with 10 already, so the problem was solved two days ago...Thank you.

    The Windows 7 shutdown screen simply decided to hang and I finally did a hard shutdown and started it up again, after which it was painless.
     
    required name required as well, Jan 8, 2021
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  3. Martin_TP Win User
    Win 10 hangs on restart and shutdown

    If your HP Pavilion has a fingerprint reader, you need to disable it. In my case fingerprint reader and system service for this device caused Windows 10 to hang on shutdown or restart (Blue screen with “Restarting” or “Shutting down” message and dots
    circling around. After some time dots freeze and system hangs). I assume you have the same problem with Windows 10 and HP Pavilion.



    To fix this issue after installing Windows 10 go to:


    • Computer Management > Device Manager
    Find "Biometric devices" and disable "Validity Sensors (WBF) ....."




    • Computer Management > Services and Applications > Services
    Find "Validity WBF Policy Service", disable this service and change "Startup type" in properties to "Disabled".



    For the first time after this change system can hang up again. Turn off the computer (power switch) and turn on again. Now Windows should restart and shutdown properly.
     
    Martin_TP, Jan 8, 2021
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 hangs indefinitely on shutdown

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jan 8, 2021
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