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this app is preventing shutdown


#1
ok.. so sometimes I get an 'this app is preventing shutdown' and before I can decide what to do.. it shuts off on its own.

any ideas?

doesnt appear to be causing any real problems.. and I'm sure the computer would complain if there were any..
 

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znod

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#2
You could use Task Manager to identify the programs running right before shutdown. Then you could shut them down one by one before shutting down and, thereby, possibly eventually identifying the offending program. What's happening isn't a problem, maybe just a tad annoying.
 

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#3
you know.. i keep forgetting to shut down task manager when I close the desktop.. the standard settings for taskbar buttons make it hard if not outright impossible to spot if you have something open...

its entirely possible that its the task manager... I like to have it up when I'm on the computer and let me just go on record as saying how much more infinitely useful and informative the task manager on windows 8 is.

I think when I begin moving my files in later this week, i'll change that from the default settings to the one that groups buttons and labels only when the taskbar is full..
 

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    windows 8 64 bit
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    Sony US-SVE141290X-LBOM
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    3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3-3110M processor (2.40GHz)
    Motherboard
    unknown.
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    6gb
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    Intel® HD Graphics 4000
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#4
It's not an problem. That screen comes up if an app takes too long to shutdown. The fact that it then goes away means the app was just being slow about shutting down, and it finally did, otherwise the screen would persist.
 

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#5
alright.
 

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    Intel® HD Graphics 4000
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znod

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#6
you know.. i keep forgetting to shut down task manager when I close the desktop.. the standard settings for taskbar buttons make it hard if not outright impossible to spot if you have something open...

its entirely possible that its the task manager... I like to have it up when I'm on the computer and let me just go on record as saying how much more infinitely useful and informative the task manager on windows 8 is.

I think when I begin moving my files in later this week, i'll change that from the default settings to the one that groups buttons and labels only when the taskbar is full..
I hope figuring it out turns out to be that easy, that is, if the "problem" is bothering you.
 

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
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    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
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    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
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#7
nah, it doesnt bother me per say, was just curious.
 

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    Motherboard
    unknown.
    Memory
    6gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® HD Graphics 4000
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#8
this problem is mainly due to windows app such as music,movies,photos etc.. when u open any of these apps and close them again most of the times they will be closed completely some time they will be closed and when u open task manager>processes>app under this the apps will be running select the apps that are running and end the task before shutting down u r system then u will not get this error msg saying app is preventing from shutting down.
 

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TairikuOkami

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#9

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