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Windows 7: Delay on Shutdown with Taskhost Window waiting to close

13 Aug 2015   #1
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Delay on Shutdown with Taskhost Window waiting to close

hi guys,

In the recent times, quite frequently, when i restart or shutdown windows 7, i get a message saying that windows is waiting for task host window to close...

if i leave it there, it takes like 10 seconds and then it restarts / shuts down. the thing is the PC is not doing anything or playing videos, etc.

is there a way to find out what "Task" is causing this? PC is running fine, 24-25% ram used (6GB Ram)..

someone suggested system sounds, i have all of them disabled and system set to No Sounds. shall i play with it on and off?

I am going to try https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/975777

many thanks,
gabrio


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27 Oct 2015   #2
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

anyone? would be interesting to hear - I've tried https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/975777 already..
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27 Oct 2015   #3
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Mine does the same thing, the message also says it is shutting down background programs. Could be anything which is started automatically at boot up but runs in the background.
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27 Oct 2015   #4
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The hotfix you provided a link to is from 2011. If they haven't fixed it by now you can forget it. I suggest that when you restart or shut down, you do 15 jumping jacks and call it a great day.
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29 Oct 2015   #5
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
The hotfix you provided a link to is from 2011. If they haven't fixed it by now you can forget it. I suggest that when you restart or shut down, you do 15 jumping jacks and call it a great day.
LOL haha, probably that's the best tip! hehe
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