When you use SHRINKDB or SHRINKFILE or SQL Server Enterprise Manager to reduce the size of a database on SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later, the shrink operation runs for a long time (5 minutes or longer), and then you receive the following error message:
2002-11-25 22:41:30.18 spid55 Time out occurred while waiting for buffer latch type 4,bp 0x3d03340, page 1:37939357), stat 0xb, object ID 8:8:0, EC 0xB39B55E0 : 0, waittime 300. Not continuing to wait. 2002-11-25 22:41:30.18 spid55 Waiting for type 0x4, current count 0x100022, current owning EC/PSS 0xB39B55E0/0xB39B52B8.
Note The latch time-out message indicates a page in object 8 (for example, 'object ID 8:8:0).
This problem occurs because of a problem in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later but prior to hotfix build 8.00.710. The SHRINK operation cannot remove a page from the SYSFILES1 system table.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
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Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows), Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit