Microsoft KB Archive/254276

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Winnt32.exe Forces Restart Even When Other Programs Are Open with Unsaved Data


The information in this article applies to:

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


When you run Winnt32.exe to upgrade Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows NT to Windows 2000, you receive the following prompt if other programs are running with unsaved data:

Save Document?

If you click Cancel, the computer is restarted and you have no opportunity to save the data.


This behavior is unchanged from Windows NT 4.0 and earlier versions. Winnt32.exe calls the ExitWindowsEx(EWX_FORCE) API to restart the computer. The only way to interrupt the restart is to click "Don't restart now" when you are prompted.

Additional query words: reboot shutdown setup install installation

Keywords : kbsetup KBW2KHOME
Issue type : kbinfo
Technology : kbwin2000AdvServ kbwin2000AdvServSearch kbwin2000Serv kbwin2000ServSearch kbwin2000Search kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Pro kbWinAdvServSearch

Last Reviewed: October 24, 2000
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