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Svchost.exe - Application Error during shutdown

Last response: in Windows XP
September 26, 2012 10:04:45 PM

when i go to shut down i get svchost.exe application error 0xc0000142. what do i need to do so i can shut my computer down. I can't find the program that is running and has the problem so i can get rid of it.
September 27, 2012 1:38:29 AM

It is a system process possibly launched by an application or a service you have on. You can find "shutdown.exe" out there, but ctrl+alt+del allows shutdown, you can also go to processes and turn off all svchost.exe files.
September 27, 2012 12:43:12 PM

If the error lists the PID (Process ID) then you might be able to narrow down the program/service causing the problem. Open a command prompt (as admin if needed) and type:

tasklist /svc

You should now see all programs/services running in each svchost. Match up the PID to see which svchost is causing problems.