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Windows 7: Waiting for task host window when shutting down

13 Mar 2016   #1
BlackHawk1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Waiting for task host window when shutting down

Hi. I have a friends Compaq laptop running Windows 7 that I just upgraded from 2GB of memory to 8GB of memory. I also restored it to the factory state. Before restoring, and also after restoring, it constantly gives the message "Waiting for task host window" when shutting down. Any idea why this is happening and what can be done to correct it? Thank you very much!


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13 Mar 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

With MS Sysinternals Process Explorer you can hover the mouse pointer over a process to see detailed info.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...rnals/bb896653
It's a "portable" program, doesn't get installed.

My screen shows what i see when i hover over the taskhost.exe process.
I see 3 Tasks running, no shutdown problems here.

Do you see other tasks running under the taskhost.exe process ?

Waiting for task host window when shutting down-taskhosts_01.png


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13 Mar 2016   #3
BlackHawk1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply. Screen shot below. CPU usage goes to 100% quite often with a fresh install of Windows and that's about it. No antivirus even installed yet. All Windows updates have been installed.


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13 Mar 2016   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't know what HotStart User Agent is, but you can search for info about that to see if that might cause the shutdown problem.

I see mscorsvw.exe is running, from what i know that's for Net Framework re-optimization (after Net Framework is updated).
That might cause CPU usage to go to 100%.
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13 Mar 2016   #5
BlackHawk1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

HotStart User Agent is this... Malware scan of hotstartuseragent.dll (Microsoft Windows HotStart User Agent) 04355bd15f9d6a78e27ff9b7b31b31206f8feb58 - herdProtect

I think I've isolated the issue being "mscorsvw.exe" and multiple instances of it running and possibly fixed it with this...

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dot...n-speed-it-up/

So far things seem ok, but I will see in time.
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