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burs10

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When shutting down, my Windows 2000 pauses for 30-45 seconds on " Windows is saving your settings," as if it is looking for a file. Is there a fix? Am I missing a file or files?
 
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Hello and welcome! Most likely your Win2000 isn't looking for file but rather, it's probably shutting down TSR and other backround running programs. These could be anything, depending on your computer's configuration. More info about your system could help us try and find exactly what may be casuing the "hang" in your shutdown. It could be anything from a video driver to a modem. The more info you provide, the better the chances are of someone here posting to your problem. :D
 

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Thanks for the reply. I don't know what to tell you about more info., other than I know that I have a cable modem, mail system (IncrediMail), post-it app., and virus protection program (Norton)that open on boot-up. What else might be useful to know in order to solve the annoyance that I wrote about? burs10
 
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I use WinXP and am not to keen on Win2000. I know W2K doesn't have MSCONFIG. In MSCONFIG (WinXP) you can see your running programs. Point is, the "services" and programs you have running have to shut down when you give the command. Something is taking it's sweet time in shutting down, thus your hang. Maybe a W2K user will step in here and tell you how to troubleshoot your processes.
 

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Thanks again--I'll just wait and see if someone who uses W2K replies.
 

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Originally posted by burs10:
When shutting down, my Windows 2000 pauses for 30-45 seconds on " Windows is saving your settings," as if it is looking for a file. Is there a fix? Am I missing a file or files?
I'll bet if you look in your uninstall menu, you'll find that Security Update #329170 has been installed, probably labeled as "pre-SP4". This update has a bug, and the usual fix for this problem is to uninstall it. If you check your event log, you'll also find an entry about problems unloading profiles.
 

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I didn't have the security update in question, but by using msconfig, I was able to locate the problem--a pop-up ad-killer app. I'd rather deal with the pop-up ads! anyway, this seems to have solved it. Thanks to you all.
 
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