DirectDBnoti... preventing shutdown

  Graham. 20:03 20 Sep 2007

I get an alert on Shutdown that the above program is not responding. There is no 'Ending program', just an 'End now'. The 'DirectDBnoti...' is all of the name that appears.

I cannot see the program anywhere. Any help, please?

  brundle 20:14 20 Sep 2007

Do you use Outlook Express?

  Graham. 20:20 20 Sep 2007


  brundle 20:24 20 Sep 2007

Does it shutdown OK on its own? OE I mean. Or do you see the problem when you turn off the PC with OE open?

  Graham. 20:39 20 Sep 2007

It was happening with OE closed.

Do you think it is OE related? I ask because I had one of those .Net updates that wouldn't install, and had to go through the routine of uninstalling and re-installing .Net at about the same time. Since then, this problem seems to have gone. I will try a few more times (later) to see if it reappears.

  brundle 20:44 20 Sep 2007

Outlook Express and Net Framework aren't related in any way I know of. Apparently directdb.dll is one of the libraries OE uses, although a .dll can be used by any program.

  skidzy 20:45 20 Sep 2007

Possibly what Brundle is refering to:
DirectDB.dll is a part of OE, which deals with the dbx files (mailboxes).

I think your going to have to reregister OE.

  skidzy 20:45 20 Sep 2007

Sorry brundle,we posted roughly the same time.

  Graham. 20:50 20 Sep 2007

Now you mention it, OE has been a little flaky of late. What's the proceedure? and should I back-up things first?

  skidzy 20:50 20 Sep 2007

To re-register Outlook Express,though backup those important emails here

  Graham. 21:06 20 Sep 2007

I have to go off-line for a while. I will follow up your leads shortly.

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