Slow Windows 2008 Server shutdown/reboot

Posted on 2009-04-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a Dell PowerEdge 2650 on which I just installed Windows 2008 Server, but I am having problems with the Shutdown/reboot process taking a long time (25-30 minutes primarily spent on shutting down)
This is a stand alone machine. I have tried a couple of things already:

- Clear pagefile at shutdown is set to disabled.
- I have tried clean boot

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Question by:runboy77
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    Expert Comment

    If you have installed any other programs on server, shutdown the services for those programs before shutdown and see if that resolves problem.
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    Are there any other features that you notice are going slow (Internet, nslookup, file browsing)?

    Author Comment

    No, everything seems fine. Just slow restart/boot

    There is one System Error in the Eventlog don't know how I could have missed it before, so not sure if it just got there:
    The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0
    This could very likely be the problem since the logentry right before (28 minutes earlier) The system detected that network adapter Local Area Connection 2 was connedted to the network, and has initiated normal operation.

    I don't think it is a hardware problem since I can recreate a W2K3 mirror on the machine and it works perfectly.

    Accepted Solution

    I got the following DVD drive instead and it worked: 9T494 - SFX 24x Combo CD  

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