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I had the same issue on my custom build about a month ago... a quick Google search yielded that windows 8 starts and shut down much quicker then previous OS b/c of a hybrid shutdown/hibernate system... when I disabled that option in the advanced power management settings it fixed my shutdown/standby issues altogether. Now since you said you're on windows 7 that may not be the case but I suppose its worth double checking, it may be possible some software you installed like advanced system care or something of the sort which has options to speed up your system could have changed settings that your current build just doesn't like... hope this helps you.