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  • 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?

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    • #1761009 Reply

      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?



    • #1761026 Reply

      Rick Corbett

      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

      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!).


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    • #1763705 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      This may help if its a potentially important event, leastways if its not logged its probably nothing to worry about.

    • #1766233 Reply

      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.


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