Then how the ****** do you uninstall it? I see no option to do so.
I guess you'll just have to wait for a patch.
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:
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.
OK, well I don't have 2K, but XP Home. I'll give it a shot anyway.
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.
Don't think so, where exactly is that option?
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.
Very strange.. Did you install any software for your USB input devies? Perhaps logitech drivers? Or were you just using the Windows PnP ones?
Just using Windows. I had the Logitech ones for my keyboard to use the Itouch stuff, but that's it.
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.
I get the same exact problem on Win XP SP1.
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:
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:
FYI, I installed them both and my W2K Pro machine is fixed - I shut down blazingly fast now.