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Win2000 Critical Update slowing PC to a snail's pace. Have you seen it?

Posted on 2004-08-03
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Hi,
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.

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.

Thank you,
Phil
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;841382
does seem to describe the problem. Although I'm not keen on the temporary hotfix mentioned in the article.
For drivers mentioned in article,
Ipsecw2k.sys - don't have
Imcide.sys - don't have
Dlttape.sys - exists in winnt/servicepacks/i386/ directory

What is the best course of action?
1. delete dlttape.sys? what uses it?
2. install other critical updates EXCEPT for 835732? Can I do that?
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install the others, microsoft is aware and trying to fix, not all machines have this problem, but many do.

good luck
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thanks
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