Windows 7 x64 Freezes at Shutdown with Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Whitelightning, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Whitelightning macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2007
    As the topic states, does anyone else encounter the problem of occasionally Windows 7 64-bit freezing when you try to shutdown causing fans to kick up speeds and just get stuck there without ever actually shutting down forcing you to hold the power button to shut down?
  2. wct097 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2010
    Yep. Happened a couple times. Not entirely sure what the cause is. Also run VMWare Fusion without any problems. I suppose VMWare tools could be causing an issue.
  3. Whitelightning thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2007
    Just trying to assess if I should exchange for a new one if this is abnormal behavior and force shutdowns holding the power button may be damaging to hardware.
  4. DoctaKrafty macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2009
    Yeah this happened to me the other day while trying to restart after installing an update. Doesn't appear to be a real issue, perhaps a bootcamp iProblem when it tries to do a restart but it all appears to be ok.
  5. Derango macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2011
    Force shutdown isn't damaging to hardware, so don't worry about that.

    I have windows 7 x64 installed on mine and have had no problems with...well...anything yet.
  6. The49er macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011
    North Carolina
    You may want to check on drivers and/or windows updates. Depending on which notebook you have, and which OSX disc you used to install the bootcamp drivers; their could be an issue hidden there. After a 7 x64 install I typically run windows update first for drivers, then install the bootcamp drivers from my original system disc. In my experience, I've run into systems which had bootcamp drivers installed from a differing system disc. Also check and see if an update has corrupted the system somehow, or if there is some hidden process causing the system to hang at shutdown. This can be found in the logs under computer management.

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