Subject Re: [ib-support] extremely long register and connection times
Author Stan Eisenberg
Hi Lester,

LOL, I was starting to wonder how many times I'd have to repeat that I had already disabled sys restore!! :-)

I've posted for MS support, but have yet to hear from them, in another 9 hours, it will be 24 hours without a response from them.

I'm pretty sure that I already know the answer, however. They're probably going to claim that WinXP is perfect and blame Interbase for doing something-or-other incorrectly. My request for their support is pretty much a last ditch effort done in desperation.

In the meantime, I've done something similar to what you've done. I am now forced to use my old developement machine with dual PII-450s as it has Win2K installed on it and Interbase runs perfectly on it. On the downside, I'm going to have a hard time selling my app to people running XP.

Shame though, as I've just invested a lot of money to build a dual Athlon 1800+ MP system for a new devel machine. With hindsight being 20/20 I should have set it up to multiboot to Win98 and Win2K as well, but now that's everything is setup on it (and I've formatted 7 times to do it), I really don't want to go through the trouble of setting this machine up again!

As for sys restore and XP, I agree that MS did a little sabotage, but I don't really see what the big deal is... just remove 1 line from filelist.xml, reboot and whala!, all gone.

As for XP, I'm really dissappointed with MS. Traditionally, NT couldn't play any games, but tended to work with just about any application. XP, being such a wonderful hybrid, appears that it can't play games to save its life and it can't run applications to save its life either.

The only test remaining is to see what MS's attitude is going to be over all of these incompatibilities!

Stan - Have you ever tried to get an answer from Microsoft
Support. I am still waiting on my question. In the meantime
I have reinstalled W2k and the machine works again. I did
not get as far as running Interbase on XP, as nothing would
run <g>. ( And I pay them several hundred pounds a year for

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