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Windows Vista Explorer Crashes/Freezes


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Just curious. Have you tried Vista?

Interesting fact, Microsoft found that 50% of the people that want to downgrade to XP, have never tried Vista.

Well I tried it, because I couldn't get an XP on my Lenovo 3000N200 notebook. So I'm stuck with my Vista Home Premium. Sure it looks nice, but you can make XP look as nice too. I have a Core2Duo 2.1 Ghz and some 3GB RAM. I got explorer crashes within a week. Freeze up's also from the start. It's a nightmare to work with. Now some 8 months later and this since a few months I get on top of that app crashes for no reason at all. It takes hugue memory resorces and CPU, but that's normal because Vista always uses your maximum RAM, since the OS reserves RAM even b4 you use it, just to have it ready when you need it for your most used app's.

To make it short: I hate it, even though I disabled UAC since the first week and have gone through a number of services that I stopped, I have the "take ownership" option in the R-click menu, and put some xtra features in it so that it's almost as easy to work with as XP. It takes forever to shut down and some 8 minutes to fully load all things, but that's perhaps because I installed a startup delayer, so that all things start one after the other smoothly.

Edited by JimB007, 22 December 2008 - 01:04 PM.

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While this isn't a support topic, those sound more like hardware issues than a Vista issue. I recommend starting with a RAM test. You can post your results, or any other questions in our hardware forum.
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Well that's custom procedure it seems, mainly by MS. They always blame a malfunction of an OS on anything else except their own OS. I'm quite convinced that I can do any test possible and that I will pass them all. In the link you gave me I would have done the RAM test too, but it's payware, so I'll skip that.

But what I just did is do this overall performance test that's included in Vista. I scored 3.0 the last time I did the test on Nov 7th. and with a 4.9 for the specific RAM test, which is quite good. Now my score is exactly the same for all parts of the test.

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I have vista and i like it. what some people think after app crashes but isn't. If you click in the window while the app is loading it often for me says not responding, but if you choose to clik on wait for app to respond if often does and does not crash.
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@ JimB007, <sigh>

1) The Memory (RAM) score in Vista only tests performance. It doesn't test for errors (unless your computer happens to crash during this test).
2) Memtest86 is freeware, not payware. Or, Vista also has a built in memory test.
3) The image hosting service you used posted a pornographic ad above your image. You should be banned, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, and one more strike. Should I be surprised your system has errors? Judging by the company you keep, you might also want to read our malware removal guide.
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I have vista and i like it. what some people think after app crashes but isn't. If you click in the window while the app is loading it often for me says not responding, but if you choose to clik on wait for app to respond if often does and does not crash.

Wrong again, believe me I know the difference between an app crash and an non-responding app. I've had these non-responding message too, but now they're all in the past (BTW, you recognize these non-responding app immediately because you get this strange transarant veil all over your screen) and I get only real crashes where in the details window it says "app crash", and yes in some rare occasions I can wait and all things will become working again. But how long will I have to wait ? 3 minutes - 5 minutes ? Not my kind of OS anyway.
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Okay, I've split this into a new topic. JimB007, let us know if you run a memory TEST, instead of a memory BENCHMARK.
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@ JimB007, <sigh>
The image hosting service you used posted a pornographic ad above your image. You should be banned, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, and one more strike. Should I be surprised your system has errors? Judging by the company you keep ......

Allow me to inform you that I only use 2 image hosting services. The first is one is called Imagevenue, which I agree hosts all images, and that includes pornographic material (besides that you have to make a choice and clarify what kind of material you are uploading or you won't be able to upload a thing), but you say it had a pornograpic add ? I will check it and won't use it, if that's the case, again. Did you know BTW Imagevenue is as popular as Rapidshare and is one of the biggest image hosting services in the world. The second, I rarely use is called TinyPic and this one hosts full-size pics, but has a very very strict policy about even uploading sexual content. The images would be deleted within a few hours. So why would they even consider placing a pornographic add if they strictly forbid and remove all pictures that even have a sexual content (and no sexual content is a many times stricter rule than pornographic content).

Now since at this stage we don't know which image hosting service of the only one's that I use, you are refering to, I'm puzzled and would like to know if you are able to look it back up again.

The only possibility that's left if you can't look it up back again, would be that we're talking about the "Imagevenue" picture hosting service. Now if you would look at all my previous posts you'll see that in 99% of the times I've been using that service, and I never ever noticed a pornographic add. What do I have to do now if they're using that kind of add now ? Delete all my previous links ? I can't even do that anymore c'se I doubt I can edit posts from so long ago.

But what I find unfair on your side is that you draw immediate conclusions and stating this "Judging by the company .... etc".

I'm not gonna look for malware since I don't have it on my PC. I do regular checks with all kind of programs that are actually installed on my PC and furthermore I use Firefox as browser that has the necessary security build-in with the xtra following add-ons for security: "Finjan Secure Browsing - NoScript". Furthermore every DL get's autochecked by my AV. I have many R-click security tools that can scan any file. Here's the list of tools on my PC: StartUp Control Panel 2.8 (Mike Lin) - SpywareBlaster - Ad-aware - Spybot Search and Destroy - AVG Antispyware - AVG Anti Rootkit - SpywareGuard - Malwarebytes Antispyware - Avira Antivirus - Outpost Firewall Pro (yes only one firewall like it should be) - Windows Defender - McAfee Stinger (stand alone antivirus scanner)

But the next time I'll upload a picture with Imagevenue I'll see if it has a pornograpic add, and you can be sure I won't use it anymore. I hope we agree with one thing in the meantime and that's that I'm overprotected and that there's no way malware can do anything wrong on my PC. You won't believe me but since the days that I'm using a PC, now some 12 years ago, I never had anything like malware or spyware or virus, disturb the normal working of my PC.

If I find a hosting service that doesn't load add's that aren't allowed I'll give you screenshots and proof of all my protection gear on my PC, just to prove that I'm not just saying anything.
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