Use the Performance Console snap-in to monitor a variety of counters.
View the system, application, and error logs in the Event Viewer snap-in and note the entries listed.
F8 to access the Boot Options menu while
booting Windows 2000 Professional. Try each of the valid boot
options. Especially note the system’s behavior when in safe
mode and its variations.
Load the Recovery Console using the setup boot disks. Type the
HELP command to list the available commands, then
experiment with some of these.