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    Something running in background

    When I shut down win7, a screen flashes to close a program running which I can't find. It flashes fast and I can't view this window. How do I stop this flash to see what is running and to close what ever is running in the back ground. I hope I have described the problem to the understanding of the reader.

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    You could show what programs are running via Task Manager. (Right click on the taskbar.)

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    The task manager shows no app running. I don't know what windows shutdown is forcing to stop. Any other way to see this window that flashes before I can read it. My be an installation is incomplete or any program removal is incomplete. Any indication. Or how can I pause that screen to see what it is

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    You could check to see if you still get the flash when shutting down in a clean boot and if not, enable one Start up item at a time until it reappears, or it may be one of the non MS services.

    You would have to manually shut it down after the initial reboot.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/929135

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    Ever since I installed those last 2 kernel updates KB3057839 and KB3063858, my shutdown has been slowed down and I also get a quick screen that windows background needs to close
    ( at least that is all I can guess at in the flash before shutdown actually occurs ). This only happens on my x64 win 7 not my x86 win 7.
    It never did that before the 2 kernel updates.
    Last edited by lumpy95; 2015-07-06 at 19:08.

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    I performed clean boot and still no difference. The flashing screen shows something like verifying ..... can't read further as it disappears quickly. And yes the system is x64 and windows performed auto update. I guess this too could be kernel updates. If it is, how do I rectify the problem.

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    If it is, how do I rectify the problem
    Although I haven't messed with it yet, I assume that you would have to uninstall the kernel updates one at a time to see if it stops the problem. If not, then reinstall them.

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    I followed the tutorial and it doesn't show anything as to that window that quickly appears at shutdown. Thanks for the info anyway though.

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    Without a full list of all processes running, we can do no more than guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    Without a full list of all processes running, we can do no more than guess.
    Yup, I know. When I followed the tutorial, the last 2 entry's were for kernel ( one was manage and I forget what the other one was ). I have a feeling that it has to do with those kernel updates that I mentioned earlier since this never happened until I installed them from WU's.

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    I have both of those KB's installed yet I see no signs of the issues reported here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    I have both of those KB's installed yet I see no signs of the issues reported here.
    Interestingly enough, my other x64 win 7 computer ( a new HP Probook laptop ) in the house doesn't have the same problem and it has those updates. It seems like an odd coincidence that the slower shutdowns happened immediately after the kernel updates on this one.
    Oh well, it's more of an annoyance I guess and hopefully nothing serious.

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    My problem solved. I viewed all windows updates where there was a link to uninstall an update or fix it. I downloaded fix it and ran it and my problem solved. I assume that one or more update was installed and the system got stuck at verification stage. Since Fix it corrected it the flashing window disappeared when shutting down.

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    Glad yours is solved, what fixit did you use and where would I find it?

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