News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • How to pause shutdown?

    Posted on sheila_c Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 How to pause shutdown?

    This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  sheila_c 3 months, 3 weeks ago.

    • Author
      Posts
    • #1761009 Reply

      sheila_c
      AskWoody Lounger

      After shutdown closes the desktop, I see an error message flash by too fast for me to read.  Is there a way to pause shutdown at this point?

      Thanks,

      Sheila

    • #1761026 Reply

      Rick Corbett
      AskWoody_MVP

      I just use a smartphone, tablet or camera to record a video of the shutdown. Low-tech but usually works sufficient to capture error messages.

      Hope this helps…

    • #1763613 Reply

      sheila_c
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks, Rick – Although the error message showed up consistently for about a week, as soon as I was ready to video it, it stopped happening.  So far it has not returned.  But if it does, I will video it.

      Thanks very much for suggesting the video idea – I had never thought of it (duh!).

      Sheila

      1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #1763705 Reply

      BobbyB
      AskWoody Lounger

      This may help if its a potentially important event, leastways if its not logged its probably nothing to worry about. https://winaero.com/blog/find-shutdown-log-windows-10/

    • #1766233 Reply

      sheila_c
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks BobbyB,  This was a real help – I didn’t think errors after the desktop was gone would show up in event viewer, but they apparently do.  Since I only got a flash look at the error no., I couldn’t be sure it was one of the shutdown errors shown, but I got the feeling that it was, at least, close to one of them that involved something not shutting down properly.  I use the app USB safely remove, and paid more attention to what was happening.  I think I caught the app causing the problem, and so far, so good.

      The problem was only occurring spasmodically, so I can’t yet be sure if there are any other causes, but this is a lot better than when I had no idea what was happening.

       

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

    Reply To: How to pause shutdown?

    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.