Someone else is still using this PC - Warning Message at reboot


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Someone else is still using this PC - Warning Message at reboot


    Hi,
    it is a few time (probably since the update to Windows 1903, the actual version that I'm using) that when trying to restart Windows, I receive the warning message "Someone else is still using this PC".
    I noticed a strange thing along this: the "Processes" and "Users" tabs in the Task Manager are completely empty (sorry for the italian language, "Processi" means "Processes" and "Utenti" is "Users"):

    Someone else is still using this PC - Warning Message at reboot-processes.jpgSomeone else is still using this PC - Warning Message at reboot-users.jpg

    I also noticed another strange thing: this is not happening anytime. For some time after Windows has started, the two tabs in task manager are fully populated and I don't receive any warning message if trying to reboot. I don't know for what reason this changes after some time.
    I already tried everything suggested here:
    Logout warning "Someone else is still using this pc"
    From disabling the flag in the accounts settings (I've only one account) to creating the registry key.

    Any ideas about this?

    Thanks
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 27,654
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #2

    Hi ponzaro.

    Myself I just ignore the message about another User, it has been happen for several builds on several of my machines. MS will get around to fixing it someday.


    I would be more concerned that task manager is not populating with information.

    First I would

    sfc /scannow

    from a command prompt(admin) or Powershell(admin)


    Ken
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi Caledon, thanks for the answer.

    I've tried to run a sfc /scannow but it didn't found any integrity violation.

    Thanks

    Andrea
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 27,654
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #4

    Are any other window screens producing "Interesting" output. File Explorer would be one. If so I would reload video driver.


    If not I would perform an Inplace Repair. Simple and effective. Backup your data although this is supposed to be a non destructive process. Safety first.


    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you! Will try to do it
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #6

    I normally have that message when shutting down from the log in screen.
      My Computer


 

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