Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Wed Nov 17 09:49:05 EST 1999
Tim Peters writes:
> No, I doubt the service pack has anything to do with it. What's "obvious"
> in the MS world is that it's a random bug that maybe 1 person in 1000 can
> reproduce. That's par for the MS course! Or did many people report the
> same problem with NT SP4? I saw one report here, and a partial possible
Only the one report, but that's enough for me to implement a simple
As a Unix-weenie, I consider it evil to reformat & reinstall an
entire system! Heck, I don't even restart XEmacs for months if the
power company cooperates. ;-)
> The usual MS fix is to scandisk, defrag, clear all the caches, and reinstall
> stuff from scratch. And I haven't had more than 8 browser bugs that weren't
> eventually cured by reformatting my hard drives <wink>.
I fixed an NT installation by repartitioning and reformatting once,
but I skipped the reinstallation step and used the space under my O/S
of choice. Works better now. ;-)
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
Corporation for National Research Initiatives
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