Shutdown problem Windows 7

By Aichar
Nov 21, 2012
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  1. When trying to restart Windows 7, it holds and says that "A program is running that is preventing shutdown - Force Restart? Y/N"

    How can I find and be rid of whichever program or programs are doing this, and why is it happening?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    It happens because a program is doing something and isn't yet ready to close. So, it holds up the shutdown process.

    You can start by opening a command window (Start, Run, 'cmd') and typing tasklist. Paste that stuff here, and we might give you tips.

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