I have a Dell Dimension 4100 running Win2K. Recently I have been getting a lot of system crashes; ie "the blue screen". After going to microsoft's website, and based upon a previous post recommending it, I went to download dumpchk.exe. I found the download as part of a pack of System Tools from Service Pack 3. It downloaded with no problem that I can see. However, when I try to run the application, I get a brief "flash" of the black command prompt screen, but nothing actually happens.
I do not consider myself very"fluent" in computer, and was hoping someone might be able to tell me what the problem with the dumpchk.exe application might be, or what my next step should be.
One thing that I would recommend is running Norton System Check or Norton Win Doctor. If you have them, they do a fairly good job of identifying problems with windows and fixing them.
Norton is not the best software on the market for this, but it is one of the most used and most common.
Another thing that you may want to consider is the last time you have defraged your machine. A fragmented drive can cause many problems, such as slow running programs, long access times, and the infimous "blue screen" stutter.
Did some housecleaning. Downloaded Start Man as suggested. Great program, since I had been wondering about the Win2K alternative to MSCONFIG. However, there was but one item not necessary, though not harmful, in my startup.
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