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Top 5 easy ways: How to Fix Windows 10 Stuck on Shutting down Screen?

Windows may be stuck due to a faulty update or background tasks. Find out how you can fix it.

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Sometimes Windows users come across a very weird issue where they aren’t able to shut down their laptop or PC. In such cases, the operating system gets stuck on the shutting down screen. It can get quite confusing since there isn’t a lot you can do other than wait. Luckily, there are a few workarounds to this issue. Today, we show you the top 5 easy ways to fix Windows 10 when it gets stuck on shutting down screen.

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Table of Contents

Update Windows OS

Step 1: Open Settings>Update and Security.

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Step 2: Click on ‘Check for Updates’.

Click on ‘Check for Updates’.

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Step 3: Install any available updates and restart your computer.

Shut Down Background Apps and Processes

Step 1: Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Windows Task Manager.

Step 2: Close any working apps.

Close any working apps.

Step 3: Shut down your system.

Windows takes a long time to close background apps when you initiate a shutdown. If you close all apps before shutting down, Windows will not get stuck on the shutting down screen.

Force Shutdown

If you’re stuck on the shutdown screen and nothing seems to work, you can perform a force shutdown. Press the power button for a few seconds until the system shuts itself.

Turn off Fast Startup

Fast startup puts your PC in advanced hibernation whenever you shut it down. This decreases the boot time whenever you turn it on again. Fast startup is known to have some compatibility issues and can be the cause of Windows getting stuck on shutting down screen.

Step 1: Go to Control Panel>Power Options.

Step 2: Select ‘What the Power Buttons do’.

Select ‘What the Power Buttons do’.

Step 3: Select ‘Change Settings that are Currently Unavailable’.

Select ‘Change Settings that are Currently Unavailable’. windows 10 stuck on shutting down screen

Step 4: Uncheck the box that says ‘Turn on fast startup’ and apply changes.

Uncheck the box that says ‘Turn on fast startup’ and apply changes. windows 10 stuck on shutting down screen

Control Startup Apps

Your computer has a certain number of apps that start as soon as your turn on your PC. These apps may be preventing your computer from shutting down.

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager.

Step 2: Go to the ‘Startup’ tab.

Step 3: Disable any apps running in the background.

Disable any apps running in the background. windows 10 stuck on shutting down screen

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Following these steps will help you fix Windows 10 when it gets stuck on the shutting down screen. You can also try troubleshooting by going to Settings and searching for ‘troubleshoot power’. If everything fails, you should take your device to a professional repair centre for further diagnosis.

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