Truecrypt Process still running makes me force shutdown

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by cooldays, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. cooldays

    cooldays Registered Member

    Mar 16, 2014
    I love using truecrypt. I Kept it simple and don't use the system feature but stick to non hidden partitions. I use windows 7 and have not upgraded mostly because of how much I like using truecrypt.

    I can't figure out what is still running on truecrypt when I try to shut down. I don't let my system sleep or hibernate and close all my documents and folder lists and it still says a process is still using truecrypt. Am I being paranoid that Microsoft has put something in the operating system to track truecrypt files? by the way, sometimes it does shut down fine.
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    When you open TC, a process begins to run. This process remains active after you close TC. Sometimes it can prevent Windows from shutdown, and a forced shutdown may be necessary, but this is not frequent in my experience.

    Also, if I mount and later dismount a TC volume that is in an external USB disk, I am unable to
    "safely remove" the disk, I have to reboot to remove it.
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