Black screen on closing Windows 7, 1 program still needs to close: Why? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Lately I have been getting a black screen with the message "1 program still needs to close" waiting for task host Windows" all else seems to be working OK, have been getting all the latest Windows updates, just this annoying black screen.  Can anyone help?


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  • Hi,

    Please refer to the following article and install the hotfix to check the result:

    There is a delay when you shut down, restart, or log off a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2


    Also, you could try the method mentioned in the following link to speed up the shut down time:

    Windows 7 - Shut Down -Speed Up


    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:25 AM
    Friday, January 25, 2013 7:56 AM