Nightmare on Elm Street with Win2k Professional

From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Date: Thu Mar 29 2001 - 16:20:00 PST

Gee, it hasn't been a while since I've done a backup. I have
a lot of important stuff on my Win box, I should back it up
and put it on a CD. Let's see, MSbackup.

Comes up without setting the last file configuration
but appears is going to write a new backup over the old
backup file. Use Jobs-->Load and load the old job.

Disk thrash, Thrash, trashing.....thrashing....THRASH

What the hell?

"Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the
size of your virtual memory paging file. During this process, memory
requests for some applications may be denied."

WTF? Task Manager.....

"The Program cannot be closed. If it is being debugged, please
resume it or close the Debugger first. [OK]"

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Screw it all, I'll just shut down.

"Saving personal settings..."


Any day now.

Still waiting...

4 more minutes of disk thrashing then shut down using front
power button.

"Something about removable disk manager refuses the sleep or shutdown

I wonder if I should pull the plug in the back of the machine, but
am starting to think that even if I did, the machine would keep
disk thrashing--sort of like that scene in Nightmare on Elm Street
where she pulls the phone from the wall.

Gawd, I hope my files are okay.....

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