No, actually, that's not true. I love Windows 2000
; for the past 18 months, it's been nothing but wonderful. No crashes, very rarely a reboot -- I've had uptimes as long as a month (before having to reboot to, say, let someone borrow my hard drive).
But today I hate it.
I bought a DVD drive; I installed the software; I rebooted; I ran the software...
The Blue Screen of Death
. The first one I'd ever seen, mind you. But then the Troubles began. I couldn't boot to uninstall the offending software.
Even when I attempted to boot to the command line recovery console
, it BSOD'd on me. And here's where a more unix-like philosophy would have been appreciated -- with everything shoved in \WINNT
and/or the Registry, how am I to know what
the offending software is? I'd like to mount the drive on another box, remove the badness
, and be merrily on my way... but no.
Flash. Perhaps here's an idea -- install a new copy of W2K in \WINSUCKS. Take a directory listing. Install the bad software. Do it again. diff.
We'll see how it goes.