[thechat] microsoft rant (part 2)

rudy rudy937 at rogers.com
Fri Mar 15 11:55:00 CST 2002

so i've downloaded and executed the patch checker

it suggested that i install it into

   C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp

the instructions say

   4. At a command prompt, locate the folder that you created.
   5. Type hfnetchk -v -z -s 1 , and then press Enter

first of all, what's a command prompt?  i always use window-r to bring up
the run prompt

the Run box allows you to navigate to a particular folder, but then when i
add the -v -z -s 1 parameters and run it, i see zoooo-o-o-o-om a black
screen come up and disappear so fast that i have no idea what happened

aha, i thinks, something ran (i have a pretty fast machine here) -- but DID

fucking microsoft

okay, now i know a little, and i also know that a little bit of knowledge is
a dangerous thing, but this time i bring up the Run box and type in

now the little black window doesn't die, right?  heh

how is the **average** person supposed to know what "At a command prompt"
means???? and how long is it supposed to take them to figure it out?

okay, so i navigate -- thank god for my DOS experience -- to the folder
where the hotfix checker lives, and i type in

  hfnetchk -v -s -z 1

what do i get?

  parameter <-z> for command -s is invalid, out of range or missing
  Error: ** Error on the command line. See below for correct syntax **

can you spot what i did wrong?


anyhow, i finally get the thing to run, and here's what it tells me --

* WINDOWS 2000 SP2

 Patch NOT Found MS02-001 Q311401
 File C:\WINNT\system32\advapi32.dll has an invalid checksum and its
 file version is equal to or less than what is expected.

 Patch NOT Found MS02-013 Q300845
 File C:\WINNT\system32\msjava.dll has an invalid checksum and its
 file version is equal to or less than what is expected.


 All necessary hotfixes have been applied.

would somebody kindly like to interpret whether or not my win2000 is okay?

these patches that it didn't find -- how come it didn't find them?

when i re-installed win2kpro this week, i made *sure* i got the latest
version, by running the WIndows Update feature that was placed on my Start

i am so pissed off


by the way, i was able to reproduce that weird error i got when clicking on
the download link --

   An error occurred rendering the requested content.
   URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?releaseid=31154
   The underlying connection was closed: The request was canceled.

typical ASP programming, if you ask me

thanks for nothing, bill

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