Re: [NTLK] Hard reset - Who Does 'em?

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Tue Mar 12 2002 - 16:12:00 EST

On 12/03/02 15:30, "Chris Chapman" <> wrote:

> Easy as cake. Just back everything up, remove the PCMCIA cards and do it.
> then wait for it to reboot, pop the cards back in and restore...

The problem I see with this approach is that if you restore everything, and
specially the system information (soup), then you're restoring all the crap
that was left over from all the demos/applications that you tried. Sure,
such strategy might help with fragmentation on the store, but it won't help
making your system more stable, unfortunately...

That's the reason I never restore the system soup when I do a hard reset.
Yes, sure, entering all those registration numbers can be a pain, but you're
getting back a much more stable system, using less space because of all the
gunk that you did remove.

Hunting for entries in the system soup with a soup editor is calling for an
even more unstable system if you happen to remove a needed setting...


Laurent Daudelin              Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae             Washington, DC, USA
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