Old 12th January 2019, 00:42   #1
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Winamp prevents my computer from shutting down

Recently I switched to Bento skin and I think from this moment pc won't turn off w/out me turning off Winamp first. I just receive Windows notification that Winamp is still running and can't turn off pc because of that.
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Old 12th January 2019, 02:24   #2
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Do u leave the music paused?

Doubtful it's the bento skin.

We'd need an info report to say more.

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Old 12th January 2019, 11:31   #3
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No I dont, it doesn't matter if I leave it or not.
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Old 14th January 2019, 18:00   #4
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I have the same issue. Whenever I use a modern skin, e.g. Bento Big, Windows is prevented to shut down by Winamp until the app kill timout runs out and Windows forces Winamp to close (1-2 mins?). If I switch to classic skin the problem disappears. I can also shut down Winamp manually (clicking X on top right corner) no problem.

- Windows 7 x64 Home Edition (with newest security updates 2019.01.14)
- Winamp 5.8 beta build 3660 full en us
- Tried uninstalling Winamp and re-installing (fresh) using standard installation, no difference.
- Tried uninstalling 5.8 beta and installing 5.666 full en us, no difference.
- Tried uninstalling Avast antivirus free, no difference.
- Tried starting Winamp in safe-mode, no difference.

- Only difference so far is using Winamp in classic skin.

I started noticing this problem around new years 2018-2019, maybe December or January.

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Old 14th January 2019, 22:52   #5
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"Search Results" Prevents Windows 7 Shutting Down

Hello WinAmp Community,

I'm just here to both identify this issue to the community, and put a post here for Google to redirect any other poor saps like myself here to save them some time.

My Windows 7 computer is running the latest (5.8.3660) build of WinAmp. I have notice that on shutdown, the system hangs on a phantom "Search Results" window or process. When I have task manager up, no such process exists. But there it is holding up my shutdown. Unless I hit "end now", the window would remain up for about 10-240 seconds, depending on how long I had been running WinAmp, then it would close and the computer would shut down. I did some tinkering and happened to figure out that when I closed WinAmp, the message immediately went away and the computer would shut down. So I'm going to just assert plainly that this is an issue with the current build in Windows 7.

Luckily I can use an AutoHotkey script with an OnExit subroutine that kills the process upon shutdown to avoid this from actually being an issue for me. Still, bad form, WinAmp. Bad form. lol. Again, not sure what it is, no "Search Results" thing exists as a process or description. It's only on shutdown does it come up with a message - and even then, no process matches the description. Anyways. Hope this helps someone.

Example AutoHotkey Script:
Quote:
OnExit("SearchResults")
return

SearchResults()
{
Process, Close, winamp.exe
}
return
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Old 16th January 2019, 03:20   #6
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Sorry, one adjustment to the script here... The DllCall basically tells the Win7 kernel that, on shutdown, end this script first when you start your process-exiting. This is important because on my machine WinAmp was holding everything up - and without the script ending, it doesn't trigger my OnExit command, so WinAmp doesn't close...

Quote:
#Persistent
DllCall("kernel32.dll\SetProcessShutdownParameters", UInt, 0x4FF, UInt, 0)
OnExit("ShutdownWinAmp")
return

ShutdownWinAmp()
{
Process, Close, winamp.exe
}
return
(Once again: this is a script for AutoHotkey. Download, install, make this an .AHK file, and run it on start-up {make a shortcut in your Start>Programs>Startup folder})

And there was much rejoicing.
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Old 19th January 2019, 18:51   #7
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Sorry, one adjustment to the script here... The DllCall basically tells the Win7 kernel that, on shutdown, end this script first when you start your process-exiting. This is important because on my machine WinAmp was holding everything up - and without the script ending, it doesn't trigger my OnExit command, so WinAmp doesn't close...



(Once again: this is a script for AutoHotkey. Download, install, make this an .AHK file, and run it on start-up {make a shortcut in your Start>Programs>Startup folder})

And there was much rejoicing.
Does this close Winamp normally or force kill it? Because if you force kill it, it won't save the changes made during that session.
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Old 19th January 2019, 18:57   #8
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Pretty sure it's a force-kill. I don't really make changes during my sessions. You should logically be saving your work or close the app normally (to effect a save) before hitting the shutdown button. My method is admittedly brute-force. The root of this problem is that the program doesn't seem to want to normal-close on shutdown.
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Old 23rd January 2019, 04:19   #9
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Just adding that I have the same problem.

It doesn't do it at every shut down though, just randomly.

Windows 10
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Old 11th February 2019, 15:37   #10
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http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=353513

problem is not new - It does exist since many years. See link
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Old 12th February 2019, 22:13   #11
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http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=454223

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