Windows "End Program" Pop-Up Alerts

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Kas, Apr 6, 2009.

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  1. Kas

    Kas Registered Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Bedfordshire - Rip-Off Britain
    At times for no apparent reason, Windows decides to present a POP-UP when shutting down which says something like " Blah-blah-blah program is ending" and says you can either end the task and lose any unsaved data or return to Windows and have a nice day.

    This happens out of the blue and whilst it is very interesting to know that something in Windows wishes to be recognised as a living thing, to me it is very annoying, when I have to my knowledge done nothing to deserve this irritating little panel popping up.

    It is all tied up with the EVENT VIEWER which can be coaxed out of it`s coffin by clicking CONTROL PANEL and then ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS.

    The log file show all the "events" and some ERRORS marked in red with a cross. Oh dear, what a calamity.

    What exactly do these END PROGRAM panels mean in real terms - have I done something wrong ?

    Also, what are we supposed to do about the EVENT VIEWER log ? Just look at it and admire it`s sheer beauty or jump into action and do something ?
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

    Jul 9, 2008
    Kas, perhaps How to view and manage event logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP will shed more light in your quest for knowledge. In a nutshell, Event Viewer is a troubleshooting tool.

    Regarding the End Program alerts, the Blah-blah-blah is the most important part of the message in deciphering what background process is still running, so the next time that happens, pay close attention to the Blah for clues to know whether it was Microsoft or you who prompted these alerts to appear.
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