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Windows 2000 ... *sigh* [Nov. 29th, 2000|11:49 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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It seems that the more I use Windows 2000, the more I hate it. Same with anything, actually.... the more I learn about Linux, Perl, web programming, MySQL ... hate them all. Come to think of it, there's very few implementations of anything that I really like.

Anyway, today's win2k silliness: I'm on a machine at school right now, a P3-766 or something, with 256 MB of ram... normally these machines fly, almost as fast as my win2k machine at home. Right now it's chugging along slower than a 486 with 16 mb of ram running win98. My keystrokes are delayed by a couple seconds as I type this. I check task manager and winlogon.exe is taking 99% CPU. I can't kill it because "This is a critical system process. Task Manager cannot end this process." Stupid Windows.

When will Microsoft make a reliable operating system?

[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-29 05:05 pm (UTC)


Reliable? How so? My home win2k locks up every other day or so. The winlogin.exe got into a loop and consumed 99% of CPU.... doesn't sound too reliable.
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[User Picture]From: erik
2000-11-29 05:12 pm (UTC)
We already established that your locking up is probably due to your video card. We all have to deal with the fact that Windows 2000 is very NOT hardware-compliant. My video card works fine, and Windows 2000 has NEVER locked up on me (yet!). If and when it does I will be right besides you, bitching. But as of now, my uptime is long, and it's incredibly responsive, even after sitting idly for hours upon hours. My only problems are two-fold:

Still can't get the damn LPT1 port to work. I could give a hoot about the COM3 port.. I don't use it, but I need my LPT port for printing.

I can't figure out Windows' password protection.. whenever people try to connect to my PC they get the stupid \\reverend\ipc$ share, which I don't know how to get rid of. I've tried making shares, but it just doesn't work for other people in the house.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-29 05:13 pm (UTC)


I'm not so convinced it's my video card. It didn't start doing that until a few weeks ago... I ran win2k with this video card for several months without problems, and this past week it's been great.

The fact that it's sometimes very nice and sometimes buggy as hell is what scares me.
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[User Picture]From: peterb
2000-11-30 02:54 am (UTC)
This doesn't strike you as being standard issue windows stuff?
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[User Picture]From: skeets
2000-11-30 03:34 pm (UTC)


All I can say is this: After using Windoze ME for a few weeks, you'll appreciate 2k a lot more. :ppp Of course, I was able to run my old machine for weeks on a single boot with Win2k, so I'd probably have a lot less to complain about.
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