Windows 10: Unknown app running during shutdown

Discus and support Unknown app running during shutdown in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have experimented with a number of backup apps that run on windows (10) shutdown - these have been successful. However, I have deleted these apps and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by quarkrad, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. quarkrad Win User

    Unknown app running during shutdown


    I have experimented with a number of backup apps that run on windows (10) shutdown - these have been successful. However, I have deleted these apps and cleaned the registry of their trace as far as I can. However, randomly the shutdown process is interrupted by a backup process that fails to complete and the machine reboots (there is text on the screen saying that a backup is taking place) . I would like to have a look at a detailed shutdown log but have found the EventViewer not that helpful - I may need to go through the whole shutdown process line by line. As I have win10 Home I do not have Group Policy Editor that some sites suggest might help. What is the best way of me finding out what processes are called during (my pc's) Shut Down so I can track what this mysterious app/backup process is? Many thanks.

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    quarkrad, Oct 4, 2020
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  2. My pc takes for ever to shut down when i restart

    Suggest cleaning up your startup list .There may be many services / Apps you can remove on startup which is not needed on boot or during shutdown.
    Before you shutdown the Pc check what is running in Task Manager as a program or service in not killing the process on shutdown

    Would suggest cleaning up running apps and services -Autoruns, StartupMonitor,HighjackThis,
    Malware Scan - Malwarebytes,ADWcleaner, Combofix
     
    SnakeDoctor, Oct 4, 2020
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  3. FranH37 Win User
    unknown app preventing shutdown

    I have an unknown app preventing shutdown. How can I get rid of it?
     
    FranH37, Oct 4, 2020
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  4. Unknown app running during shutdown

    Must force windows 10 shutdown because of unknown APP.

    When shutting down Windows 10 a message displays an unknown app is preventing shutdown. A button option allows forcing the shutdown. After having no success using Task Manager processes trying to locate the unknown app I started eliminating anything on
    taskbar with an exit. I was able to shutdown after rightclicking "MediaExpresso Gadget on the taskbar and selecting exit. This appears to be the problem, but how do I stop it. There is no indication of the app gadget in Control Panel>>programs.
     
    d-o-l-p-h-i-n, Oct 4, 2020
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