after having learned my way over the years to ‘maintain’ a windows xp, I recently screwed up my windows install for good.
Should you care to repeat this, it’s very simple:
- put your pagefile on another partition (not c:\)
- reboot to linux
- format that partition containing the pagefile
TADAAA, you now have a non working windows system!
But you say, there’s a few more options:
I’ve gone through the trouble of finding out about the pagefileconfig command, which is a shitty vbs file and which basically doesn’t work from safemode since the reboot following the ‘successful creation of the pagefile’ ends up in windows hanging after the loadscreen.
So, I thought, I create a new user and try to keep stuff that’s loading to a minimum, but alas can’t get into safemode anymore even. Don’t ask me why. The shitty tools don’t tell you anything.
For the record, my disk/partition is 100% aok.
God how it’s a piece of shit OS
So from now on:
- I’ll buy no more software/games which don’t support linux (luckily there’s id Software, although I’ll miss Crysis & the Half-Life 2 bundle etc.) The games for windows bullshit was a major turnoff already so I’ll survive I suppose.
That’s a pretty short list right?
Basically the only reason I still have one is since I’m locked in with a few games I spent money on, my mistake. You only develop for windows? Thanks I’ll pass on your undoubtably great software & great UX
I just think it’s insane for the record how people say that winxp with sp3 is a decent OS, not to mention vista. Think of me when you’ll be adding something to the PATH in vista, by modifying a text line in a 200x100px window on your 1920×1200 screen. Or any of the zillion other places where the windows/frames are fixed size. Great job ms, great job! But hey, there’s the _awesome_ uac to make up for that. Hurray!
I’m so pissed, the time that’s gone into that install + the reason why I lost it, it’s so damn retarded…
To think that there wouldn’t have been the slightest issue on a *nix system.
Leaving me to wish you all good luck & enjoy the microsoft innovations!
PS: please game developers, don’t write for windows only. Everything I have that supports linux runs better than it did on windows. Don’t get stuck in the DirectX/Windows trap, please!