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task host manager preventing automatic shutdown

Pavilion 15 Notebook
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

9 times out of 10 my laptop will not shut down automatically and I have to do a 'Forced Shutdown'.  Sometimes a message will flash up 'Task Host Manager preventing shutdown'. How can I resolve this issue?

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task host manager preventing automatic shutdown

Hey @Beebop39, 


I did some digging for you about the Task Host Manager preventing your Notebook from shutting down. I found some steps from Microsoft's Support Forums that may help: 


Restart the Notebook in safe mode with networking and check if the issue persists.

If your Notebook was fine in Safe Mode, power into clean boot mode

Did you happen to try a System Restore back to a time when it was not occuring?


Quoted from: Task host window


To turn off Hybrid Sleep: 

  1. In Windows, search for and open Power options.

  2. Click Change plan settings for the power plan that is selected.

  3. Click Change advanced power settings.
  4. Do one of the following options to navigate to the hybrid sleep settings:
  • Clicking the plus sign (+) next to Sleep 
  • Clicking the plus sign (+) next to Allow hybrid sleep, then select Off from the drop-down menu, and then click OK

To turn off Fast Startup please follow this link.


If you require further assistance, please come back on and re-post. I would be more than happy to help! 


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