Windows 10: App prevents shutdown

Discus and support App prevents shutdown in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; When I go to shut down my computer, a pop up comes on the screen saying, "An app running in the background is preventing shut down". How can I tell... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by JONIBANKS1, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. App prevents shutdown


    When I go to shut down my computer, a pop up comes on the screen saying, "An app running in the background is preventing shut down".

    How can I tell which up is running? and Can I close this app myself?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    JONIBANKS1, Jul 9, 2019
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  2. This App is preventing shutdown message.

    *Original Title: This is preventing shutdown message.

    When I shutdown I get the message "this app. is preventing shutdown". Last night it showed 'DDES window'. I can't find what DDES window is. I went through the msconfig list and I don't see anything that seems to match. What is DDES window?
     
    LamarMasonYH, Jul 9, 2019
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  3. "Open app" icon with a slanted S preventing shutdown

    Hello Theodore,

    The app is preventing shutdown indicates that there is an open application that you might need to close in order for you to shutdown the PC directly.

    To check the specific application, you may follow these steps:

    • Open Task Manger by pressing Ctrl +
      Shift
      + Esc.
    • Select the Processes tab, and this will show the application that is currently open.
    • Look for the application and click End task.

    Should you need further assistance, feel free to get back to us.
     
    Antoneth Ber, Jul 9, 2019
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  4. App prevents shutdown

    App with no name and no icon preventing shutdown

    Hi Pierre,

    There must be some services running that's preventing Shutdown. We suggest following the resolution provided by our
    MVPs in this link.

    We look forward to your response.

    All the best.
     
    Roberto Ven, Jul 9, 2019
    #4
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