Hi Laurie. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist.
Please change this setting:
Right-click on the start menu button and open Control Panel
set View by (in the upper right corner) to Small icons if necessary and
open Power Options
On the left side of the page click "Choose what the power buttons do"
On the next page click "Change settings that are currently unavailable"
and remove the checkmark from the box labeled "Turn on fast startup (recommended)"
click Save Changes and restart the computer.
Once the machine comes up, do a shutdown and check if you're still getting the message.
Let me know the result please.
Yes you can. I'm looking in to another option.
Right click on the start menu button and select Run.
In the text area type: msconfig and click OK.
Click the Services tab at the top and put a checkmark
in the Hide all Microsoft services box.
Click Disable All>>Apply>>OK
Restart the machine and when it comes back up do a shutdown and
let me know if you're still getting the message.
Task host is a Windows program that attempts to shut down running programs and services when Windows is shut down or restarted.
You're getting that message because it is getting hung up trying to shut down a non-Windows component. When Windows
starts up the only things necessary to start the operating system are Windows components. All others can be started as needed.
Hiding non-Microsoft services does no harm to the system.
Let me know after using the computer for a couple of days how things are going.
Certainly. I'll be contacting you but don't hesitate to get back to me if the same thing
happens again before then.
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Hi Laurie. Hiding Microsoft services before disabling the rest excludes Microsoft services from being affected.
The rest of the services still run as well but only when the program associated with them is launched.
In Windows 10 you can see the progress of a Windows update.
If you open Settings>>Update & Security>>Windows Update (it's the default screen),
if a Windows update is in progress you'll see a progress bar moving from left to right.