When I shut down or restart I get the error message "task Host is stopping background tasks"

*Original Title: Task Host - Automatic App Update???

When I shut down or restart I get this message everytime (3 weeks now). How do I get rid of it?


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Last updated May 25, 2018 Views 180 Applies to:

Hi Michael,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps:

Method 1: Run Disk Cleanup

To run a disk cleanup follow the steps provided in the link below:

Disk cleanup in Windows 10


Method 2: Check disk

1. Press Windows key + X and click on Command Prompt (Admin) to open the Elevated Command Prompt. (If prompted for a password, type the password and click Allow)

2. Type the following command:

  • chkdsk /r and click Enter.

  • chkdsk  /f and click Enter.

    3. If you see this message:  

    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N). Then press 'Y' and click Enter.

    4. Restart your system and let the check disk run. 

Hope the information helps, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.

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