Windows® Vista Hangs on ShutDown
Does your Windows Vista based system hangs during shutdown? Find out how to solve this problem.
There are various working components within a computer (hardware and software included) and issues with any of these components can cause major problems with the working of the computer. Some of the common problems that may come up on a computer include blue screen errors, system freeze, application corruption, startup issues, shutdown problems, etc. Shutdown problems include delayed system shutdown, system not shutting down at all, error messages during shutdown, system freezes during shutdown, etc. Shutdown freeze or hang issue may even come up with Windows Vista based computers. Although Windows Vista is a new generation Operating System, such problems are known to occur in the system. This issue may occur because of malware infections, problems with system files, errors within the system registry, etc. Shutdown hang issue on Windows Vista based computers has to be solved immediately as this issue results in loss of data and system settings.
Following are the tips to fix shutdown hang issue on Windows Vista:
- Scan for malware
- Repair Operating System
- Clear registry errors
Scan for malware
Windows Vista based computer may hang during shutdown because of malware infections within the system. Malware infections cause such problems by locking the system files and prevent the system from shutting down. Such problems on Windows Vista can be solved by removing the malware from the system using a malware removal tool such as Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
Repair Operating System
If some of the system files of Windows Vista Operating System have got damaged or gone corrupted, then the system would not be able to shutdown properly and users may face hang issue during shutdown. All Windows Vista users facing this issue are advised to repair the Operating System by using an Operating System installation disk. The repairing of system files would effectively solve this shutdown hang issue.
Like previous versions of Windows Operating System, even Windows Vista has a database of information known as system registry. Registry entries on Windows Vista are created automatically and this registry might develop errors or clutters. Clashes or conflicts between the registry entries on the system can cause hang issue during shudown of PC. Such problems can be fixed by clearing out the registry clutters on Operating System using a compatible registry cleaning software.
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