I've done the latest Win2000 Critical update to 2 other PCs WITHOUT this problem.
As it is virtually inpractical to try out different "thoughts", please respond only if you have seen and know of a solution to my problem.
I do the latest Win2000 Critical update, successfully.
When I try to re-boot, it's really really slow. Takes a while to get to the "desktop" and is virtually frozen as it processes the rest of the booting at a snails pace. The CPU is being utilized 100%, system is taking 99 and taskmgr is taking a couple now and then. It behaves the same in Safe Mode also. In safe mode, it took maybe 15 minutes to re-boot.
I have to restore totally from backup.
p.s. I did the update a couple months back with the same result. I tried again now to see if it made any difference. No chance.