Windows 2000 Shutdown Process Stops and Error Message Refers to Devldr Program

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SYMPTOMS
When you attempt to shut down your computer and then restart it, an error message may report that the Devldr program is not responding. When you click End Now, the shutdown process may stop and the computer may stop responding.
CAUSE
This behavior can occur because the Creative Labs driver Devldr is not compatible with Windows 2000.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, remove the Devldr driver and then disable the Devldr service.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information about this behavior, contact Creative Labs.

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Article ID: 296838 - Last Review: 10/23/2013 18:48:44 - Revision: 2.3

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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