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    Having a problem the past 2 or 3 days when I go to either shutdown Windows or logoff my UserID in Windows 10.   Says that “Task Host Window” is preventing shutdown and I can wait for it to finish or return to Windows.  It went a whole night without finishing and shutting down, so something must be wrong.   I can tell windows to shutdown without waiting for program to finish, but not sure if that causes more harm.   A google search says I should try running something called Restoro to check for corrupt files, but can I trust that to fix my file system?   Any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

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    • #2471370

      I get that all the time on shutdown and there is a selection to cancel. I click cancel and it goes for a little while and shuts down.

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      All W10 Pro at 21H2,(2 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

      • #2471374

        If I click cancel it will bring me back to windows.   Will not shutdown for me.

    • #2471426

      Try this, use command prompt (run as Administrator) and run this command-

      DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

      If that comes back clean, type in sfc /scannow and see if that fixes anything.

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      All W10 Pro at 21H2,(2 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

    • #2471496

      A google search says I should try running something called Restoro to check for corrupt files, but can I trust that to fix my file system?

      I suggest you read the following Restoro review article, especially the ‘CONS’, before considing using Restoro.

      Hope this helps…

    • #2471500

      Is Fast Startup enabled? Fast Startup has caused “hangs” in shutdowns.

      Try this to test:

      Create a new shortcut on the Desktop.
      Make the location shutdown /s /t:30
      Name the shortcut Shutdown.

      Clicking this shortcut will by pass making the Fast Startup file and gives open programs 30 seconds to shutdown before a forced shutdown occurs.

      HTH, Dana:))

      HTH, Dana:))

    • #2471504

      Thanks to all the people that gave me very quick replies to this problem. After persisting for 2 to 3 days with about 5 or 6 shutdown attempts, problem just disappeared on its own. I did not do anything specific. As far as I know, I do not have Fast Startup enabled, but will try the above recommendation for a shortcut if it happens again.

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    • #2471971

      Do not worry, this “Task Host Window” hang is a Windows quirk and so far there has not been any damage caused by forcing it to quit, although the warning has persisted until Windows does it normal shutdown operation.

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    • #2476935

      This just happened to me yesterday.  After reading all the posts, especially the one from I’m not a Robot, I clicked the Shut Down Anyway button.  Waited 5 minutes, started the computer with no problem.  (I did a restart for good measure, but probably had no effect.)  Shut down had no Task Host message.  Started up this morning, no problem.

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