Windows 2000 "Saving" on shut down after Update

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Feb 24, 2002
On a clean install of Windows2000 on a notebook (Dell Dell Latitude C400) which includes SP2, the computer ran fine.

I used the Windows UPDATE for this computer.

I installed all the drivers.

Then IE6.0SP1

Then the Roll-up Security patches (which doesn't make sense why the OTHER security patches were needed - there were about 20 of them).

Then I installed the remaining security patches.

Now, when I shut-down the unit, it blanks out the desktop and there is a Windows2000 window which says "Windows 2000 is saving your settings"...

This process seems to take about 1-2 minutes!!

Its a fast little notebook, there doesn't seem to be much drive activity - yet this is a PAINFUL shutdown when it worked much faster before. What IS it saving? This is one a fresh reboot even... no APPS or anything to be "saved".

PS: No, I will not install SP3 - If I was willing to do that, then I might as well install XP and give away my system rights to M$.

2nd Question...

When viewing FILES in Windows Explorer. I like to VIEW by details as they TELL you quite a bit more about what youre looking at - especially if you have a directory with hundreds of files.

The thing that is BUGGING me (Especially in XP, and still in 2000) is that the RIGHT Window pain, where all the files are displayed - there on the far left colum is a TON of wasted space of a HTML-ish graphic area that tell you where you are?!

In Windows98/se - M$ was a little bit smart and had an option "View as a web page" which would allow the USER to disable this stupid feature. This is one of the reasons I HATED and did not USE ME and don't use XP.

I'm new to Windows2000, but this stupid "feature" is driving me nuts. It's costing my screen space of MORE important things!

Is there a way to turn this stupid bone-head thing off?

Aug 16, 2002
In XP, all I have managed to do is in the view menu, choose explorer bar, tick folders. That changes the left hand pane to a list of folders, that can be made small by dragging the cursor to the left, but not closed.(That reverts to the Graphics).
Perhaps that list of folders may be more useful to you.
Sorry, no suggestion on your first Q.
Jul 9, 2002
I can't help you with the shutdown problem. I have teh same situation PLUS a false boot, ie I have to reboot twice to reboot to get there - hence my search and the finding of your post.

as far as the 2nd question. YES you can see the files as usual, maybe I inherited them since it was a W95 update.

here are my settings:
Tools/Folder Options/General
Active desktop = Use Windows Classic Desktop
Web View = " " " Folders
Browse folder = Open in same window
Click Item = Double click

Tools/Folder Options/View
Hidden Files = show hidden Files
Remeber Each Folder's view settings
Jul 9, 2002
my shutdown delay is EXACTLY 1 minute.
To me, it feels like there must be a switch somewhere ........ and it got set to "wait one minute before closing"
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