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Old 2nd September 2010, 6:01 PM   #1
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Nice fresh install of windows 7 64 on my new SSD, system has been running for only a couple of days, and I've run into a huge issue, a lot of programs from word to task manager aren't closing when i close the program.

I'm stumped as to what could have caused this, did the usual SSD tweaks in regards to super fetch, pagefile etc, Could some of those be causing it?

I would rather not format, as worried I will run into the same issue, rather know what is causing it first.

Have a small list of programs installed nothing that I think could cause this...

Any ideas?
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Old 2nd September 2010, 6:03 PM   #2
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Not closing, as in the process is still there in Task Manager?

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... did the usual SSD tweaks in regards to super fetch, pagefile etc, Could some of those be causing it?
Can't see how they could. What else is running at any time (AV, malware scanners, etc.)?

Process Monitor might be useful in this case. Fire it up and try to close one of these programs... then search for any hints on what might be the hangup.

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Old 2nd September 2010, 6:06 PM   #3
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Not closing, as in the process is still there in Task Manager?
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Can't see how they could. What else is running at any time (AV, malware scanners, etc.)?
running Microsoft security essentials, might uninstall it and see if that makes a diff
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Old 2nd September 2010, 6:08 PM   #4
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running Microsoft security essentials, might uninstall it and see if that makes a diff
Or maybe just stop the on-access scan part of it first.
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Old 2nd September 2010, 6:14 PM   #5
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Or maybe just stop the on-access scan part of it first.
full uninstall didn't make a diff :|
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Old 2nd September 2010, 6:24 PM   #6
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Can you paste the output of "Run > Cmd > tasklist" here (inside [code])?

Give Process Monitor a whirl too. Start logging just before you try to close a program, then stop logging straight after. There'll probably be a shitload of entries, but you might be able to filter them by the program's path, or something. See if anything stands out.
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Old 2nd September 2010, 6:29 PM   #7
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Code:
C:\Users\Steve>tasklist

Image Name                     PID Session Name        Session#    Mem Usage
========================= ======== ================ =========== ============
System Idle Process              0 Services                   0         24 K
System                           4 Services                   0        356 K
smss.exe                       216 Services                   0      1,096 K
csrss.exe                      348 Services                   0      4,048 K
wininit.exe                    416 Services                   0      4,320 K
csrss.exe                      428 Console                    1     32,524 K
services.exe                   464 Services                   0     10,024 K
lsass.exe                      488 Services                   0     10,416 K
lsm.exe                        496 Services                   0      4,128 K
svchost.exe                    604 Services                   0      8,964 K
winlogon.exe                   684 Console                    1      6,928 K
svchost.exe                    760 Services                   0      7,432 K
svchost.exe                    828 Services                   0     18,744 K
svchost.exe                    864 Services                   0     14,024 K
svchost.exe                    888 Services                   0     32,256 K
svchost.exe                    272 Services                   0     15,952 K
svchost.exe                    884 Services                   0     14,236 K
nvvsvc.exe                    1088 Console                    1      8,568 K
spoolsv.exe                   1136 Services                   0     15,060 K
svchost.exe                   1168 Services                   0      8,600 K
AppleMobileDeviceService.     1252 Services                   0      4,356 K
mDNSResponder.exe             1340 Services                   0      5,364 K
dwm.exe                       1392 Console                    1    180,880 K
CrashPlanService.exe          1416 Services                   0    185,260 K
svchost.exe                   1516 Services                   0     11,364 K
taskhost.exe                  1584 Console                    1      7,492 K
svchost.exe                   1840 Services                   0      5,312 K
SetPoint.exe                  1432 Console                    1     16,756 K
iiNet Usage.exe               1444 Console                    1      4,680 K
MaxTo.exe                     1572 Console                    1     42,136 K
CrashPlanTray.exe             1764 Console                    1      4,540 K
Snagit32.exe                  2108 Console                    1     36,544 K
svchost.exe                   2384 Services                   0      5,048 K
ResophNotes.exe               2448 Console                    1     15,536 K
TscHelp.exe                   2544 Console                    1      4,060 K
KHALMNPR.exe                  2600 Console                    1      9,896 K
SnagPriv.exe                  2644 Console                    1      5,112 K
WUDFHost.exe                   556 Services                   0      5,916 K
MaxTo64.exe                   3144 Console                    1      5,008 K
iPodService.exe               3164 Services                   0      6,980 K
SnagitEditor.exe              3396 Console                    1     47,076 K
wmpnetwk.exe                  3512 Services                   0      2,032 K
splwow64.exe                  3544 Console                    1      5,092 K
taskmgr.exe                   3648 Console                    1     10,256 K
svchost.exe                   1468 Services                   0     29,612 K
taskmgr.exe                   1332 Console                    1     10,004 K
taskmgr.exe                   3956 Console                    1     14,964 K
explorer.exe                  2376 Console                    1     82,876 K
xchat.exe                      592 Console                    1     13,704 K
firefox.exe                   3764 Console                    1    180,416 K
plugin-container.exe          3008 Console                    1     13,432 K
WmiPrvSE.exe                   536 Services                   0      6,184 K
svchost.exe                   1988 Services                   0      4,556 K
Procmon.exe                    456 Console                    1      8,620 K
Procmon64.exe                 2204 Console                    1     30,264 K
winamp.exe                    4052 Console                    1     16,288 K
winamp.exe                    3320 Console                    1      4,120 K
cmd.exe                       2096 Console                    1      3,064 K
conhost.exe                    732 Console                    1      8,484 K
WmiPrvSE.exe                  2352 Services                   0      7,132 K
taskmgr.exe                   1476 Console                    1     12,128 K
taskmgr.exe                   2012 Console                    1     12,216 K
taskmgr.exe                   1320 Console                    1     16,756 K
tasklist.exe                  1380 Console                    1      5,780 K
edit: I had a play of the process monitor, used cmd.exe as a control as this closes fine when i exit it. when I close this "thread exit/process exit" appear. but when i close something like winamp.exe none of these appear.
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Try stopping MaxTo, or taking it out of startup (if it's there) and reboot. Briefly reading about the way it hooks into programs, and it strikes me this could be the culprit.
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Try stopping MaxTo, or taking it out of startup (if it's there) and reboot. Briefly reading about the way it hooks into programs, and it strikes me this could be the culprit.
Rezin you are a fucking legend I would have never thought it would have been maxto, been using it for a while but only just updated to the newer version!
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