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Windows 7: Waiting For Background Process(es) To Close

20 May 2009   #1
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 
Waiting For Background Process(es) To Close

..at least I think that's what I seemingly always get on my darkening screen when shutting down Windows 7 and I find it rather annoying. Isn't it stating the obvious?
If it lists the processes, which isn't always the case, it doesn't usually give me a chance to close them anyway as the shutdown process is ongoing.
Is there a way to disable that?


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20 May 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Peter,

Did you close anything that you had running before you shutdown the computer?

You might see if this tutorial can help speed up the shutdown time for you. If not, then you can create a shutdown shortcut in this tutorial to force a faster shutdown until you find the culprit that is not shutting down gracefully.

Before you shutdown, look in the Processes and Applications tabs in Task Manager to see if anything in there may stand out to that may be the culprit. You can test and see by killing the process or application before shutting down to see if it shutsdown ok without it running.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 May 2009   #3
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Thanks, I'll look into it in a bit more detail. It doesn't always happen. Maybe it's something I just shut down and it hasn't actually fully finished doing it before I tell the machine to reboot.
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22 May 2009   #4
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I managed to catch what it said before it shut down...the trouble is it's on a black screen so difficult to read and only up for a moment, so obviously isn't a real problem.

It says xerox scanner template is trying to close....God only know what that is as I don't use any Xerox product and I, as far as I know anyway, have no Xerox templates. Tried searching and nothing.
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22 May 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might also check in your startup programs to see if you may have anything listed for this.
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22 May 2009   #6
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

taskhost.exe by chance Brit?

if so, same problem here with 7100... havent gotten my 27 configured to see if its still the case yet
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22 May 2009   #7
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You might also check in your startup programs to see if you may have anything listed for this.
Nothing remotely related to that entity.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
taskhost.exe by chance Brit?

if so, same problem here with 7100... havent gotten my 27 configured to see if its still the case yet
I have taskhost but not sure what you mean by that.

I did however find something in my msconfig startup...weird, what the heck is it?


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22 May 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, that's a startup item.

It looks like it may be a driver for a Xerox printer or scanner.
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22 May 2009   #9
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

I'll try and be a little more descriptive Brit... when shutting down... screen darkens, naturally... then there is the "box" in the middle of processes shutting down, right? and the box most time 9/10 doesnt show any processes running, correct? well, i have seen that 1 out of 10 times, the taskhost.exe is trying to shutdown properly and.... takes forever sometimes... thats my only explanation... but sorry, i have no found fix yet for it.

edit: to also explain... the other 9 of 10 times, the hangtime is the same or abouts as when the 1 time that shows the taskhost.exe... so this is who my culprit seems to be, and taking my blame atleast
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22 May 2009   #10
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, that's a startup item.

It looks like it may be a driver for a Xerox printer or scanner.
Yes, sorry. I was looking originally in my All Programs/Startup list.

I have a Canon printer/scanner/fax and nothing remotely resembling anything "Xerox".

The strange thing is when I search for anything "Xerox", nothing turns up.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
I'll try and be a little more descriptive Brit... when shutting down... screen darkens, naturally... then there is the "box" in the middle of processes shutting down, right? and the box most time 9/10 doesnt show any processes running, correct? well, i have seen that 1 out of 10 times, the taskhost.exe is trying to shutdown properly and.... takes forever sometimes... thats my only explanation... but sorry, i have no found fix yet for it.

edit: to also explain... the other 9 of 10 times, the hangtime is the same or abouts as when the 1 time that shows the taskhost.exe... so this is who my culprit seems to be, and taking my blame atleast
Ah, now I understand. Yes that's exactly what I get, sometimes as you said.
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