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As of a week or two ago, I'm not able to leave meetings by the leave button nor by quitting the program. The only way to get out is to End Task from the task manager. This problem remains even after restarting my laptop.
Clicking the Leave button doesn't pop up the dialogue box to leave (I do see a quick flash of it briefly sometimes), and choosing to quit the program from the taskbar doesn't seem to do much of anything.
Hoping to get to the bottom of this. TIA.
@Jelster I would advise going to the following support article: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362163-Mass-Installation-and-Configuration-for-Windows scroll to the bottom and run the cleanzoom.zip file. Once that has run head to zoom.us/download and then install the 32 or 64 bit zoom application according to what your device is. If you are not sure if you have a 32 or 64 bit device, you can find out more on how to find that information here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/32-bit-and-64-bit-windows-frequently-asked-questions-c6c...
If this does not assist please let me know, but hopefully a fresh installation should assist. Thank you.
Just wanted to update...it seems like this may be related to screen sharing. It seem that if I've screen shared some time since the last time I restarted my computer, it will suddenly come back. Hard to pinpoint and don't have a ton of time to test this.
Also wanted to add @de129 that I experience that same thing. I have to end task a few different times on a couple different items in task manager to get it to fully close.
When I start a meeting, I see this small window on screen - aomhost. I am not able to close that window. Nothing happens when clicking on OK or Cancel. I think the issue might be related to this also.
Either restarting the PC or end task zoom helps resolve the issue for sometime.. issue comes back again later.
I too am encountering this issue on a Windows 10 machine. When it occurs, my attempts to click END or exit the Zoom meeting are ignored by the app. I'm unable to close the Zoom app in bottom right task bar also. The only way to quit meeting is to force-close the Zoom app within task mgr at which point it will typically re-start itself, often re-launching the same window, picking up where it left off. This ungraceful closing of the app then typically manifests itself with other lingering Zoom app instability issues (audio, video, etc) until the machine is restarted.
Sure, pressing Alt-Q a few times works, but it's beyond absurd that you can't leave a zoom call on Windows 10 by pressing the LEAVE button if you shared your screen during the call.
Is anyone from Zoom actually reading this and trying to fix it? This has been an issue for many many months
+1 here. My IT team is also unhelpful. Explaining that if I uninstall, restart, re-install it will happen "less". As someone who presents to executive leadership, this is an extremely unprofessional thing to have happen.
Even task manager causes it to open the meeting back up.
I've reported to Zoom multiple times. Still, the problem continues to exist. I've reported it through Statistics>Submit Report AND Feeback in the settings. Very frustrating and awkward as hell to say "bye" to everyone in a meeting that I own and then fumble to end the meeting while everyone begins to leave on their own...
I'm having the same issue, started 3 weeks ago, after over a year of working fine. However, it does this even if there is no screen sharing. It does not happen every time, which has made it difficult to troubleshoot, but it happens in most meetings that last more than an hour. Latest windows 10 and zoom updates
Same issue(s). Whenever I got the pop-up with the empty AOMhost error, Zoom completely froze up and disabled my audio. Whenever I shut down Zoom from my task manager, it just re-opened the app. I did a re-install, which seems to have fixed the AOMhost issues, but now I can't leave meetings and is back to killing the app in the task manager.
EDIT: I found a solution to the aomhost issue. See comment further down for explanation.
No solutions yet (besides de Alt-Q suggestion)?
In case it helps, moderators of the Japanese forum suggested this solution: "Zoom Client > Settings > Video > Advanced and uncheck the Use Hardware Acceleration options". It did not work for me though
Support got back to us regarding the issue with a solution (so far its been working). They sent over an exe file called CleanZoom.exe which completely removes Zoom along with the registry entries and anywhere else Zoom puts their files. Restart computer. Reinstall Zoom. So far so good. Unfortunately, I can't attach the exe file here- hit them up for it.
I had the same issue. I ended up running the CleanZoom.exe and then instead of installing the zoom.exe I installed zoom.msi. It seems that Windows for some reason gets upset with Zoom being nested in users -> "username" -> APP data instead of Program Files (x86).
The only downside is that the .msi doesn't update the client itself, so I have to manually check for updates. The aomhost error is gone though.
I just had this happen recently after sharing screen through SLACK. The screen share wasn't properly stopped and "lingered" causing all sorts of overlay issues for multiple programs, ZOOM being one of them. After properly stopping the SLACK screen share, all programs returned to their normal operating selves.
I had a few user reporting the same issues, but I can't seem to replicate it. If you're able to replicate the issue, can you to turn off hardware acceleration in Slack and see if that helps? Thanks
As I recall, if you close the shared screen window before exiting the huddle, there doesn't seem to be any problems.
I'm sure you have resolved this by now but if not, this resolved the issue for me.
1. make sure you are running the latest Windows build (download the windows update assistant to get it)
2. Uninstall the Zoom app and any Zoom pluggins
3. Install the latest Zoom version
Agreeing with PChan, in my experience it seems like it is caused by an issue of Slack screen sharing. It looks like if you were screen sharing in a Slack huddle and leave the huddle without properly stopping the screen share, the bug happens, and you can't go back into Slack to properly close the screen share because from Slack's perspective the screen share is already closed (but I guess from Zoom's perspective it isn't?).
But force quitting slack seems to resolve the issue. In Windows 10, you can type the following command in the start menu and press enter to immediately kill all slack processes:
taskkill /im slack.exe /f /t
It may be worth saving that into a batch file (save that in a .txt file and change the .txt to .bat) so you can run it whenever you need to quickly quit Slack so you can gracefully exit Zoom. Of course you could also force quit Zoom, but Zoom seems to struggle more when reopened after a taskkill than Slack does.
It is ridiculous that we as a community are having to come up with these solutions.
I don't believe there's any causality between the two issues.
I'm a 100% sure it's because Zoom.exe is nested in appData and not Program Files (x86).
I have a working solution: Run the CleanZoom.exe and install the Zoom.msi instead of the Zoom.exe and make sure to update the client yourself.