Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I close everything I started, shutdown and the "Waiting for Program to Close" message comes up. Is there a log file I can examine to determine what program is causing this?

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    You might find something in the event log.
    – rrirower
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:15
  • Weird. . . I tried to clear my event log, so I could see what may be causing the issue; Event Viewer takes 30-45 seconds to load and HDD activity is VERY high. Then, it shows events from 2011. It seems to be loading this from backup logs I can't kill.
    – Billy_Bob
    Dec 5, 2014 at 3:50
  • That sounds like a HDD problem. I would clone the drive personally.
    – Ramhound
    Dec 5, 2014 at 3:57
  • This happens to me all the time. Usually the culprit is a service that's slow to close.
    – Vinayak
    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:14
  • USB drive shutting down?
    – DavidPostill
    Dec 5, 2014 at 16:55


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