List of Debuggers Supported with Windows NT
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 121652 Windows NT provides several debuggers that can be used to debug Kernel mode or user mode exceptions. There are three primary debuggers used with Windows NT: KD (i386KD, MIPSKD and AlphaKD), NTSD, and WinDbg. (updated 1/25/00)
ARC Path to Windows NT System Files
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 102877 - When you are using Disk
Administrator in Windows NT or the Disk Management
Console in Windows 2000 to create new partitions on a hard
disk drive that has Windows NT on it, under certain
circumstances, the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) path to the
Windows NT files changes. When this happens, a dialog box
appears when you exit Disk Administrator warning that the
Boot.ini needs to be changed to reflect the new path.
Black Screen on Boot
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 155053 Black Screen on Boot
SYMPTOMS When you restart a...
Randomly Plays Classical Music
If your PCs or servers ever start playing "Fur
Elise" or "It's a Small, Small World"
seemingly at random, it's not a virus - it's worse. It's an
indication from the computer's BIOS that the CPU fan is
failing or has failed, or that the power supply voltages
have drifted out of tolerance. This is a design feature of a
detection circuit and system BIOSes developed by Award/Unicore
from 1997 on.
Differences Between Manual and Fast Repair in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 238259. Windows 2000 includes
two repair choices: Manual Repair or Fast Repair.
HOW TO: Boot Windows 2000-Based Computers When You Use a Debugger Program
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 295553 - This article
describes the commands that you can issue from a kernel debugger
so that you can initiate reboots of your computer while it is in
Overview of Fixprnsv.exe
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 247196 This article describes the command-line utility Fixprnsv.exe.
Recovering from Failed System Drive with Non-Default %SystemRoot% Folder
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 235478 - When you install
Windows 2000 by booting from either the Windows 2000
installation CD-ROM or the four Setup floppy disks, Setup does
not prompt you for or allow you to change the target
installation folder name.
Unable to Log on to Windows 2000 if the Boot Partition Drive Letter Has Changed
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 249321 When you attempt to log
on to your Windows 2000-based computer using a valid user name
and password, the
Using Emergency Repair Disk With Fault Tolerant Partitions
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 113976 After creating volume
sets, stripe sets with parity, stripe sets without parity, or
mirror sets, always save the disk configuration information to
the Windows NT Emergency Repair Disk.
Using the DLL Cache to Protect System and Program Files
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 216222. The dynamic-link
library (DLL) cache is used to replace necessary system files at
startup. The DLL cache can replace critical DLL files that have
been replaced by third-party programs or accidentally deleted.
NT 4.0 Articles
Additional Troubleshooting Tools
An overview of the tools and Utilities found with NT Server and the Resource Kits. Source: Microsoft TechNet CD Online.
Advanced Troubleshooting Windows NT Server
Presented at TechEd 1996, from Microsoft TechNet CD Online.
Basic steps to Troubleshooting TCP/IP
Reprint of TechRepublic Article by Ronald Nutter. Source: Microsoft TechNet CD Online
How to Use Windows NT 4.0 Instrumentation to Provide Increased System Reliability Session #TNQ100-13
TechNet Event on using NT 4 tools like Network Monitor, Performance Monitor and Dr. Watson for improved availability and reliability of your network. Also covers Repository Servers, the Event Log and how to analyze User / Kernel Dumps.
Monitoring Services on your Windows NT Server
Article by Ronald Nutter, reprinted from TechRepublic
MS Fax and Modem Services: Usage and Troubleshooting Guide
Microsoft Product Support Services Whitepaper by Andy Boyd and Greg Winn. May 1999
NT 4.0 Remote Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
Excellent Whitepaper from Microsoft TechNet CD Online.
Reconstructing a Corrupted Registry
Article by Brien Posey, reprinted from TechRepublic. Source: Microsoft TechNet CD Online.
Startup Sequence Files
Find out what order device drivers load by viewing the Service Group Order. Source: Microsoft TechNet CD Online.
System Cleanup after a Parallel Installation of Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft KB Article Q244378 After you install a parallel installation of Windows NT, a folder is left that contains an installation of Windows NT that may be no longer needed. This article describes how to clean up the system safely after you install a parallel install.
The Best and Worst of Microsoft Support Online
A humorous look at various entries that have appeared on Microsoft Support Online.
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine.