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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Update Windows OS
Step 1: Open Settings>Update and Security.
Step 2: Click on ‘Check for Updates’.
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.
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.
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’.
Step 3: Select ‘Change Settings that are Currently Unavailable’.
Step 4: Uncheck the box that says ‘Turn on fast startup’ and apply changes.
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.
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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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