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Windows 7: Shut Down - "Operations are in progress.......".....?!


26 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Shut Down - "Operations are in progress.......".....?!

Hi All,

Recently, when shutting down, I get a blue screen (similar to the Windows updating screen) that says "Operations are in progress. Please wait. The machine will be turned off automatically after the operations are complete." The mouse freezes with a 'busy' circle pointer. So I wait, and wait, and wait..... And so does my PC.....!

Does anyone have any idea what 'operations' could be in progress? How to find out what they could be, or even better, get them to complete so I can shut down cleanly?

Thanks,

Jon C


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26 Aug 2010   #2

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Before you shut down, right click the taskbar bottom. Click on task manager. Task manager gives you the option to shut down anyprocess that are still running. Close 2 of them. If you shut down properly, you know one of them is the problem. If you do not shut down properly, write donw the names, and next time shut down 2 different ones. By the process of elimination you will find the culprit, eventually.
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26 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Rich. Specifically, do you mean killing processes? When I shut down I haven't got any 'Applications' running but obviously lots of processes are.

Thanks,

Jon
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26 Aug 2010   #4

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Yes, kill the process, to make it a bit more complicated be sure to check to box lower left that says show process from all users (will be the system) you will see a lot more.
May take time but it will be worth it. Just a shot in the dark, but start with the process with the high ram usage.
Of course, turn off everything that you can before you start, windows, Word, Games, etc.

A variation would be the clean boot. Now that I think of it you may want to go this way first, as a test.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
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26 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Rich, I'll give it a go......
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26 Aug 2010   #6

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Just take your time, it will give the cause.
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