View Full Version : Look 'n' Stop - Windows Won't Shut Down
February 14th, 2003, 05:01 AM
I just installed Look 'n' Stop and had 2 problems. I loaded the advanced rule set (think that's what it is called) and each time I
rebooted it was replaced by the default set.
The other problem is that after installing the program my Windows 2000 would not shut down or reboot*. CheckDisk and Windows 2000 repair (using the CD) didn't help. Uninstalled Look 'n' Stop and all is well again. This firewall is so leakproof - I hate to use anything else.
* tried several times
Appreciate any help with this
February 15th, 2003, 07:55 AM
Actually, the first issue is a consequence of the second one.
Since Look 'n' Stop doesn't close normally, the settings are not saved.
If you want to force the settings to be saved, just close/re-launch Look 'n' Stop.
A new patch version 2.04p2 will come very soon and it contains a fix about this problem of Windows not closing properly (or very slow to close) if Look 'n' Stop is active.
I hope it will fix the issue for your also (it solved for other users).
February 18th, 2003, 03:31 AM
:'( no it didn't! it failed to solve the shut down problem so i need to uninstall it for good.
March 1st, 2003, 04:00 PM
I wouldn't bet my life on it, but I suspect that Windows will shut down--but will take quite a long time to do so. If you aren't familiar with Windows' bizarre behavior, as I am, it's very easy to understand why you would assume that the system would never proceed with the shut down, and then hit the reset button (which I sometimes think should be called "The Windows Button").
I just had this happen to me. I was running LNS 2.04, and just installed the 2.04p2 update. I accepted the setup routine's offer to reboot, then had the privilege of watching Windows XP sit there. And sit there. And continue sitting there. Then sitting there some more. Then laying down. And then, after several minutes (I fell into a slumber myself, so I don't know exactly how long), Windows finally proceeded with the shut down.
I'd recommend trying an LNS uninstall/reboot/reinstall/reboot, using the very latest version (which, at this writing, appears to be 2.04p2). It's worth a shot, anyway.
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