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Windows 7: Shutting down windows 7


06 Dec 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

It still shouldn't happen. If you don't need the apps, uninstall them.

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06 Dec 2009   #12
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Once upon-a-time, back when I was running 98SE, I had Norton/Symantec as my antivirus program. I could not shut that computer down if I didn't completely stop Norton from running.
Once I ended it, then and only then was I able to turn off my computer.

Some programs don't get the hint that you really do want to close up shop for the night.
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06 Dec 2009   #13

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Once upon-a-time, back when I was running 98SE, I had Norton/Symantec as my antivirus program. I could not shut that computer down if I didn't completely stop Norton from running.
Once I ended it, then and only then was I able to turn off my computer.

Some programs don't get the hint that you really do want to close up shop for the night.
You are right about some programs not taking the "hint". Something (I don't pay much attention) on one of my wife's PC's keeps it from shutting down from time to time and she's got nothing at all unusual loaded on her very vanilla installation of XP.

Norton is VERY well behaved nowadays. The last two versions have seen some huge improvements in it's installation time and behavior. I have no qualms about recommending either NIS or NAV to anyone running Windows. Even the mainstream rags have come to recognize the improvements and now give it high marks.
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07 Dec 2009   #14
duustheboy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
You guys are barking up the wrong tree. the OP's NIS2010 is fine for protecting his PC. Some processes are simply active at shutdown time; hence the messages at shutdown. I've seen this occur on many machines with a variety of programs including MS processes. Everyone just RELAX a bit--the messages aren't an indication of impending doom!
Thank you for realising that, but it's a bit anoying that i just cant press shut down, and close my laptop and then let it do it itself.
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07 Dec 2009   #15
duustheboy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Also, see if this helps with a faster shutdown .... right click on the taskbar to pull up Task manager. Click on 'explorer'.exe, then stop the process. Now shut Windows down. Did the messages still pop-up?
It made it shutdown faster alright, but compptcvui.exe still popped up. But it removed the other messages
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07 Dec 2009   #16
duustheboy

 

I have now solved everything myself, but thank you all for the help. I just uninstalled my finger protecetion, and followed a microsoft guide to automatic login without bugs.
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07 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
You guys are barking up the wrong tree. the OP's NIS2010 is fine for protecting his PC. Some processes are simply active at shutdown time; hence the messages at shutdown. I've seen this occur on many machines with a variety of programs including MS processes. Everyone just RELAX a bit--the messages aren't an indication of impending doom!
I'm with Dave on this one. On occasion, I see that screen and its just that some programs and services are still working/running and it just wants to warn you that you could lose data, etc by closing/stopping them before they finish.
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07 Dec 2009   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Some programs don't get the hint that you really do want to close up shop for the night.
When you shut down Windows it tells all the running applications to close and they should shut themselves down gracefully and cleanly. If they don't, Windows has to try and force them to close. That's when you get what Norton used to do, with the Ending Task message dialogue.

I used to use Norton (before I saw sense!) many moons ago and had the same issue.
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07 Dec 2009   #19

Windiows & Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
You guys are barking up the wrong tree. the OP's NIS2010 is fine for protecting his PC. Some processes are simply active at shutdown time; hence the messages at shutdown. I've seen this occur on many machines with a variety of programs including MS processes. Everyone just RELAX a bit--the messages aren't an indication of impending doom!

I kind of agree with you on this. I have been getting the same problem but with different named processes and I just do a forced shutdown which is nothing more than Windows executing a "Kill" on the offending processes. It will not hurt a thing to just let Windows force it down.
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07 Dec 2009   #20

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AntiSilence View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Some programs don't get the hint that you really do want to close up shop for the night.
When you shut down Windows it tells all the running applications to close and they should shut themselves down gracefully and cleanly. If they don't, Windows has to try and force them to close. That's when you get what Norton used to do, with the Ending Task message dialogue.

I used to use Norton (before I saw sense!) many moons ago and had the same issue.
Norton's products are vastly superior to their earlier incarnations. Now it makes sense to use one of their virus products, rather than to avoid them, unless one prefers to pay ZERO for a virus program and go with Avast or other freebie. Your failure to recognize the current versions of Norton A/V products for their superiority over earlier versions leads to comments of ignorance such as you just uttered. Don't believe me? Go do your research.
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