After lengthy diagnostics:
- Full scan for malware
- Updated OS
- Updated Nvidia graphics driver
- Updated Intel drivers
- Ran OEM diagnostic tools
- Disabled fast startup
- Adjusted settings in BIOS
- Enabled verbose Windows shutdown
- Reset power plans in Windows to default settings
- Adjusted registry to disable delete of page files on shutdown
- Run troubleshooter for power plans and windows updater
- Manually deleted Windows update related files and had Windows rebuild index
- Unplugged workstation power and power discharged
- Trouble shooting commands such as
- # sfc /scannow
- # DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
- # DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
- # DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
I came across an older KB for Kaspersky that suggested disabling the ransomware protection.
If I disable the ransomware protection ‘System Watcher’ which also requires the disabling of ‘Application Manager’, I am able to shut down the computer automatically within 2 minutes.
Is there an object I need to add the the Exclusions for Application Management or elsewhere in the program to avoid the risk of turning off protections to shutdown system?
Such as if a system is left to attempt to shut down overnight night, such as 12 hours, it does still not shut down.
This is not an ideal work around.
Best answer by RT01100111