My NT Workstation 3.51 with SP2 and new shell (2ed) has been
remarkably stable...until now. While running Word 7.0 (in Office 95)
in full screen mode and customizing toolbars, my machine suddenly
froze. Mouse cursor, CapsLock, ... nothing works. I have to cold boot
my machine. When I examined the event log later, I noticed that the
only event recorded between event log start and the cold boot is "ring
buffer full". Looks like some services was still alive.
I believe it's the problem with Word 7.0. It has crashed itself
without any warning a few times before (fortunately the autosave
worked!) What puzzles me is that how could a ring-3 application crash
such a robust OS like NT? Unless it is doing something *...
Coupled with a security bug caused by Office 95 toolbar, I now have
some reservation towards using Office 95 under NT.
Comments are welcome.