My restarts and shutdowns take a while, just sitting there for almost a minute saying "saving your settings" or something like that...
I go into Event Viewer and see this:
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Then I found this doing a knowledge base query on microsoft's site:
http://support.microsoft.c om/support/kb/articles/Q253/8/20.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=unload%20registry%20&rnk=7&src=D HCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000
It says SP1 fixed it, but apparently it hasn't for me... I'm running SP1 already.