How To Fix Laptop Not Turning Off After Shutdown Windows 11

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Do you encounter the annoying problem where your laptop won't switch off after shutdown in Windows 11? Numerous causes may contribute to this widespread issue, but do not worry! In this blog post, we'll look at four efficient ways to fix this bothersome bug and get your laptop to shut down without a hitch. Let's start looking at the answers!

Update Windows 11

Making ensuring your copy of Windows 11 is up to date is the first and simplest step in fixing this problem. Microsoft constantly makes enhancements and bug fixes available. To update your system, adhere to following steps:

  1. The Start menu will appear when you press the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. The Settings gear icon (which resembles a gear) should be clicked.
  3. Go to the Settings menu and choose "Update & Security."
  4. In the left sidebar, select "Windows Update".
  5. To have Windows check for any updates, click the "Check for updates" button.
  6. Click "Download" and "Install" to start the update process if updates are discovered.
  7. Restart your laptop after the update is finished to see if the problem has been fixed.

Device Driver Problems

Outdated or faulty device drivers can potentially prevent your laptop from shutting down. Following these steps will ensure all drivers work:

  • Select "Device Manager" from the Windows key + X menu.
  • Look for yellow exclamation-marked devices in Device Manager. This indicates driver difficulties.
  • Right-click the malfunctioning device and select "Update driver."
  • Select "Search automatically for updated driver software" to allow Windows find and install the latest driver.
  • Repeat for any other driver-related devices.
  • Update all drivers, restart your laptop, and see if the shutdown problem persists.

Disable Fast Startup

Windows 11's Fast Startup feature hibernates the kernel session instead of shutting off your laptop to start it faster. However, disputes can cause shutdown complications. To disable Fast Startup:

  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R.
  2. Open the Control Panel by typing "control panel" and pressing Enter.
  3. In Control Panel, select "Power Options."
  4. Click "Choose what the power buttons do" on the left sidebar.
  5. Select "Change settings that are unavailable."
  6. Scroll down to "Shutdown settings" and deselect "Turn on fast startup."
  7. Click "Save changes" to apply adjustments.

Clean Boot

If the previous techniques failed, a third-party app or service may be to blame. Clean boot can identify and isolate problematic applications. Way to do it:

  • Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R.
  • Open System Configuration by typing "msconfig" and pressing Enter.
  • Open System Configuration and select "Services".
  • "Hide all Microsoft services" prevents important Windows services from being disabled.
  • Click "Disable all" to disable non-Microsoft services.
  • On the "Startup" tab, click "Open Task Manager."
  • Right-click and select "Disable." in Task Manager to disable all startup items.
  • Close Task Manager and click "OK" in System Configuration.
  • Restart your laptop to see if it fixes it.


Windows 11 laptops not shutting off after shutdown can be stressful, but don't worry! This blog post suggests updating Windows 11, checking for device driver issues, setting Fast Startup, and cleaning booting to fix the issue. You can use your laptop again after it shuts down properly.

Keep your operating system and drivers updated to avoid such difficulties. If you have other issues, contact official help channels or competent communities. 

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