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Slow shutdown - Power Service Reason

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May 6, 2013 12:03:43 PM

Hello,
Several days ago my Windows 8 desktop started to take 15 min to shutdown. I didn't make any changes to my system. I found the POWER service is the cause. If I disable it, shuts down fine, enable it, 15 min to shutdown.

Anyone know why this would be a problem? Will I have any problems or limitations leaving this disabled? Any ideas why this would happen all of a sudden? Why would the POWER service cause a 15 min shutdown?

Thanks

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a b * Windows 8
May 6, 2013 6:49:47 PM

The Power service manages the power policies on your system. Do you hibernate the desktop at all, say in stead of powering it completely off at night? Perhaps try turning the service back on and disable hibernation instead?

To do this, open an elevated command prompt (Windows Key + X, select 'Command Prompt (Admin)') and type the following:

powercfg -h off

Restart twice to be sure and see how long it takes to close Windows each time.
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May 7, 2013 3:52:09 AM

The_Prophecy said:
The Power service manages the power policies on your system. Do you hibernate the desktop at all, say in stead of powering it completely off at night? Perhaps try turning the service back on and disable hibernation instead?

To do this, open an elevated command prompt (Windows Key + X, select 'Command Prompt (Admin)') and type the following:

powercfg -h off

Restart twice to be sure and see how long it takes to close Windows each time.

Thanks for the idea.
No, I don't hibrinate or sleep.
The option you suggests (powercfg -h off) only removes the option from the shutdown list when pressing win8's shutdown button. Tried it anyway and same problem.

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a b * Windows 8
May 7, 2013 4:00:26 PM

It both removes the option from the shutdown list, as well as the hibernation file (hiberfil.sys) in the root of the boot drive.

In any case, as long as you don't need to adjust any settings for your power profile (if the default profile is fine and you have never modified it, and never think you will need to modify it), go ahead and disable the service. I don't think it handles anything else.
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