GDI is a tool used by Windows applications to provide the feature WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). The GDI (Graphics Device Interface) is a core component of the operating system which represents graphical objects and also transmits them to the output devices to be displayed (printers, monitors). Now, GDI+ is an enhanced version of GDI, which is based on C++.
GDI+ is used by programmers for easy display of information, i.e., they do not need to be concerned about the details of the devices, like printers and monitors. The working behind it is: the programmers call the methods that are present in the GDI+ classes, and these methods make a call to the required device drivers. The insulation between the graphics hardware helps developers in creating applications that are device-independent.
Though GDI+ was originally introduced in Window Server 2003 and Windows XP, it can be used in all applications that are Windows-based. But to understand which operating system is required to call a particular method or class, visit the More Information section that can be found in the documentation of that method or class. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/gdiplus/-gdiplus-class-gdi-reference.
Fix GDI+ Window Preventing to Shutdown
Many users are facing the issue of “Fix GDI+ Window Preventing to Shutdown”. This is simply a bug present in the software that Windows users might be facing. It prevents the machine from shutting down, even if you try to force shutdown. The above problem can be due to the unmountable boot volume.
How to fix this problem
The three best possible ways to fix GDI+ Window Preventing to Shutdown is:
- Run the troubleshooter:
By running a normal troubleshooter session from the Control Panel can help fix this. The steps to do so are:
- Open Control Panel (Press Win+R, which opens the Run Menu. Then type Control and click on OK. This is one of the ways to open it.)
- In the search, ox type in troubleshoot—select troubleshooting from the results that pop up on the screen.
- Then select System ad Security, followed by Power option. This is used to fix the problems in the power management portion of the computer.
- Now Reboot the computer, which should have resolved the issue.
- Perform a System File Check:
Follow the steps given below to perform SFC and launch the command prompt.
- In the windows search menu, press Win+Q or Win+S. This will help search for CMD.
- Right-click on the Command Prompt option from the search results and select Run as Administrator.
- It will ask your permission to launch a prompt using admin privileges. Select yes.
- Now type scannow/ sfc in the prompt window—press Enter.
The command is used to scan for any irregularities that might be present in the existing software. It will replace all of them with a backup that was present in the OS cache. The GDI+ software will also be replaced with a copy. The issue in the newer systems will be fixed, but in older machines, the scan may stop midway. Then, the third method needs to be used.
- Use Clean Boot
When no third-party software is actively running in the background, it is known as Clean Boot. Boot your computer without the software running. This can fix the GDI+ window issue if it is caused by another software.