Here’s something interesting that I thought I should share with the rest of you folks.
If a program crashes during the test run, and it is killed using the task manager, the ability to use the Windows shortcut keys, or pretty much any other key combination (Except for ctrl+alt+del) is lost.
I’ve found that killing your processes using the DOS command
TASKKILL /f /img <your_process>
works much better!
This unfortunately is only available in XP. I’m still trying to find a native Win 2k command that can be used to force a kill on processes.