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I can jam WIN 2000 in a few minutes- WITHOUT CYGWIN !!!! - can you?

Ha Ha!

The bug I have been digging into (with my Dell laptop)
that I first saw in cygwin also manifests from the
Win2000 command prompt, with no involvement by cygwin
at all.


What list do people suggest I go to with this Win 2000

Any suggestions?

Here is the WIN script I used, called win_crashme.cmd:

echo off
pslist | grep Pid
pslist pslist | grep pslist
goto top

and here was the command I used to jam Win2000:

win_crashme > w1.txt 2>&1 

where pslist.exe is from the pstools distribution of
Mark Russinovich of, and grep
is a free version off the web- 

The loop ran about 4000 iterations in less than 5
minutes and jammed WIN so well that I took the battery
out.  The high PID appeared to lead to the jam.  The
PID did not increase monotonically, just damn close. 
Here are a few groups of consecutive lines of just the
process name and PID (= WINPID):

Name	Pid 
pslist	400
pslist	2052
pslist	2888
pslist	1984
pslist	3480
pslist	3552
pslist	3568
pslist	3572
pslist	3584
pslist	3592
pslist	3600
pslist	33188
pslist	33196
pslist	2060
pslist	33208
pslist	33216
pslist	33224
pslist	33232
pslist	33240
pslist	33440
pslist	33448
pslist	2980
pslist	33460
pslist	33468
pslist	33476
pslist	36908
pslist	36916
pslist	36924
process pslist was not found on AC431380	
process pslist was not found on AC431380	
process pslist was not found on AC431380	
process pslist was not found on AC431380	
process pslist was not found on AC431380	
process pslist was not found on AC431380	
The system cannot execute the specified program.	

It only went down 3 times, but we all know that 3 >>

Here is what my system info is:

OS Name	Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Version	5.0.2195 Service Pack 3 Build 2195
OS Manufacturer	Microsoft Corporation
System Name	AC431380
System Manufacturer	Dell Computer Corporation
System Model	Latitude C600                   
System Type	X86-based PC
Processor	x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 10
GenuineIntel ~1002 Mhz
BIOS Version	Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A16
Windows Directory	C:\WINNT
System Directory	C:\WINNT\System32
Boot Device	\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
Locale	United States
Time Zone	Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory	261,532 KB
Available Physical Memory	38,436 KB
Total Virtual Memory	892,780 KB
Available Virtual Memory	466,012 KB
Page File Space	631,248 KB
Page File	C:\pagefile.sys

Any suggestions?

I am not the sort to mess with Windows on the machine
my employer gave me, so I wonder why things are weird
with it.  I can not remember even touching the
registry until I tried debugging cygwin.


Mike W.

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