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Win2k/Slow Shutdown

By eddy05
Jan 24, 2003
  1. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Posts: 339

    Then how the ****** do you uninstall it? I see no option to do so.
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    I guess you'll just have to wait for a patch. :eek:

    Knowing Microsoft, that could take some time...

    I don't know if this has been given to you or not, but this is supposed to be a patch for your problem:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q327984

    You may want to find the update number (in the title) and search for it at the Microsoft Knowledgebase.. There might be some more fixes out there. If not, then you may be able to find out what system files it changes and get fresh ones off of your CD, from the service pack, from someone else or another update.

    Then boot into the command console using the Win2k CD (or perhaps safemode depending on what files they are) and backup your old files. Then copy the fresh files where they belong. It's iffy, but its worth a shot.
     
  3. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Posts: 339

    OK, well I don't have 2K, but XP Home. I'll give it a shot anyway.
     
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    NV30, are you using the option to clear pagefile on shutdown? It will increase the shutdown time, according to how large your pf is, it could be quite an increase.
     
  5. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Posts: 339

    Don't think so, where exactly is that option?
     
  6. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Posts: 339

    Well, fixed the problem. Weird thing was that once I changed my keyboard and
    mouse to PS /2 instead of USB, shutdowns now take maybe 10 seconds and
    startups are a lot faster. Oddest thing ever.
     
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Very strange.. Did you install any software for your USB input devies? Perhaps logitech drivers? Or were you just using the Windows PnP ones?
     
  8. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Posts: 339

    Just using Windows. I had the Logitech ones for my keyboard to use the Itouch stuff, but that's it.
     
  9. 94yj

    94yj TS Rookie

    ive been trying to figure out why my computer has been shutting down for some time now and the other day i was messing around and closed the itouch application for the keyboard that sets the keys and then tried to log off and it tood less than 10 sec rather than the 1 to 2 min log off time that i was experiensing. i havent found a fix for it but have narrowed the problem to that application. oh yah btw i am runniong winxp so it seems to be affecting several different os's.
     
  10. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    I get the same exact problem on Win XP SP1.
     
  11. k567430

    k567430 TS Rookie

    Shutdown takes forever "Saving your Settings"

    I want to share this fix with everybody:

    This error is commonly due to a registry leak/user profiles issue. Here is a link to the MS page that has more information describing the problem:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;827825

    Microsoft actually has 2 hotfixes to address this (each addresses a different root cause), but in glorious MS fashion they do not make them available for download... you need to call MS to get them. Goofball has generously posted them on his site, with a fair disclaimer to utilize at your own risk:

    http://www.goofball.org/winpatch/

    FYI, I installed them both and my W2K Pro machine is fixed - I shut down blazingly fast now.
     
     
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