How to Fix the Windows 10 Shutdown Delay Bug

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Regardless of the recent inclusion of new automatic troubleshooting and analytical tools, the variation 1809 update for Windows 10 presented several bugs. One of the most recent (and more annoying) peculiarities is a problem that avoids your computer system from shutting down or going to sleep in a timely style.

What’s triggering the bug

The bug is triggered by Windows 10’s USB Type-C Port System Software Application Interface (USCI), which deals with all connections for USB Type-C gadgets. On Windows 10 variation 1809, the USCI appears to be taking up to 60 extra seconds to process disconnections while the PC is shutting down or entering sleep mode.

While annoying, the longer shutdown time appears to be the only unfavorable impact; the shutdown and sleep mode hold-ups don’t seem triggering any malfunctions with USB-connected devices.

How to repair it

Microsoft has validated the bug exists, however has yet to release an upgrade or a hotfix to address it. In the meantime, you have basic option to speed up your system’s sluggish shutdown: disconnect your USB Type-C devices prior to shutting down your PC or putting it in sleep mode.

If you’re not exactly sure what USB Type-C even is, you’re going to wish to try to find a cable that has at least one connector that appears like this:

Some examples of USB Type-C gadgets include:

  • Newer Android mobile phones, tablets, and laptop computers, including all Google Pixel handsets and the Chromebook Pixel
  • The Nintendo Change
  • Newer MacBooks

  • Some external hard disks and SSDs

A lot of USB Type-C devices simply charge over the USB connection and can be unplugged with no trouble. Others– such as Android devices or external drives– might be moving information or sending video/audio to and from your PC, so you’ll wish to make sure they aren’t doing anything crucial before you detach them. Easy stuff, however easy to forget if you have to quickly close down your system for whatever factor. (Otherwise, be prepared to wait an additional 60 seconds.)

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