Extremlt long Shutoff - NetDDE fault

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by amic, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. amic

    amic OSNN Junior Addict

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    WinXP Home SP2
    Since last week I have problems - only after installing/upgradingw software -
    while shutting sown the pc.
    each of the screen :
    - closing network connections
    - saving your settings
    - closing down
    stays on for 1-2 minutes before going to next screen..
    usually my whole shutdown procces takes 20 Sec.
    if I shutdown - without any update - the shutdown process is the above
    20 Sec .

    Event viwer log shows "
    ERROR : NetDDE
    INITIALIZATION OF NDDENB32.dll failed

    MS Help & Support centre does't have anything on this event

    Thanks in advance for any help
     
  2. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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  3. 1badtech

    1badtech OSNN Junior Addict

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    Do a disk cleanup and then disk defrag. Defragging your hard drive keeps it running optimal and has been known to speed up startup and shutdown.
     
  4. amic

    amic OSNN Junior Addict

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    Thanks for the input .
    I found the reason for the problem & managed to correct the situation :
    The Service " NETWORK DDE " was set ( dont know how/why ) to start
    AUTOMATICALY .
    By turning the starting mode to MANUAL the problem vanished ...

    Can somebody provide an explanation ??
    Thanks