Auto completion on win2k

How to Enable Auto-Complete Feature In The Command Prompt
It’ll turn on the auto-complete feature so when you type ‘cd d’ and hit the tab key, the console will display the list of folders that begin with the ‘d’ letter, and you’ll be able to choose the one you’re looking for, right from the console instead of typing its path.
1. Log on as Administrator,
2. Click Start, and then click Run,
3. Type Regedit and OK,
4. Double click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,
5. Double click SOFTWARE,
6. Double click Microsoft,
7. Double click Command Processor,
8. In the right pane of Regedit, double click the ‘CompletionChar’ DWORD value,
9. Type 9 click OK,
10. Close Regedit,
11. Click start/programs/accessories/command prompt,
12. Type ‘cd d’ and hit the Tab key: the first folder that matches the ‘d’ letter is displayed (you can switch from folders pushing several times the Tab key).

Big disk on win2k not so big?

Got win2k running, and putting a new HD in your system but the size does not seem match what you had in mind??… Well check if you have win2k enabled to handle disks > 137Gb.
1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: EnableBigLba
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 0x1
4. Quit Registry Editor.
5. Reboot and check again.. 🙂


Hmm i was looking for the description of what a rootkit really is and on my search i stumbled upon the discovery of the famous Sony rootkit incident. Sony had put a rootkit into the player they included in their audio CD’s as a part of DRM. The man who discovered this nasty piece of malware was Mark Russinovich who worked at sysinternals, and on his blog you can read the whole story.


He got a problem with windows update and get the message ‘0x800A138F’. Serveral things might be going on… but please check your systems date….
Maybe it is still living in 1995, in which case the security certificat won’t apply
which makes the update unavailable.