Task host window, task host stops tasks in the background

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Normally, when Windows exits when a program is not closed, a window inviting you to close the program appears, or Exit anyway. We could use one of the two options to continue. However, in some situations, some internal process may prohibit shutdown/restart and the user may receive the error:

Task host window, task host stops background tasks

This usually occurs when an update file prevents your PC from updating.

The hard part here is that a clean boot cannot be tempted to solve the problem because the system cannot be restarted unless we force the shutdown.

Task host window, task host stops background tasks

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If the task host window prevents stopping, these suggestions will help you solve the problem.

1] Try Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Click the Start button, then click the gable icon to open the Settings page.
  2. Select the Updates and Security option, then click the Troubleshooters tab to open the Troubleshooters page.
  3. Scroll to find and run Windows Update Troubleshooter in the list.

If it solves the problem, good and good, otherwise proceed to the next step.

2] Restart InstallService

  1. Open the Service Manager, scroll down and locate InstallService Service.
  2. Right-click and select Restart.
  3. Restart your computer.

3] Change login option

Open settings > Accounts. Now go to’Login Options and scroll down to ‘Use my login information to automatically complete my device configuration after an update or restart under ‘Privacy’. Turn this feature off and check if it works for you.

3] Disable hybrid stop / quick start

When using hybrid stop / quick start to accelerate Windows, the problem mentioned here may occur. Try the following steps to disable Hybrid Shutdown/Fast Startup :

  1. Press Win+R to open the Run window and enter the command powercfg.cpl.
  2. In the left options, select Select what the power button does.
  3. Click the Change settings not currently available option.
  4. Clear the Enable Quick Start check box.

4] Reduce downtime

If all the above solutions fail, you can do the following :

  1. Press Win + R to open the Run window and type regedit. Press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  2. Navigate to path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
  3. Right-click WaitToKillServiceTimeout and change the value to 5000.
  4. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop.
  5. Right-click WaitToKillServiceTimeout again and change the value to 5000.

If you set this value to less than four digits (for example 5000), your PC will shut down faster, but you may lose data or damage your hard drive, so use this setting wisely. Remember that Windows does not recognize a 3-digit number here.

The above steps should help you solve your problem.

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