Problem upgrading to Vista on Sony Vaio laptop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by its_my_dime, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. its_my_dime

    its_my_dime Guest

    My laptop came with XP but with a Vista upgrade disk. I finally decided to
    do the upgrade and am having real problems.

    While the computer is light on processing power and memory (1 gig), it is
    supposed to run Vista. However, I find that it has stalled to a crawl
    because my processor is always running at 100% while the memory is only in
    the 60% range. However, in SAFE MODE, the processor only runs at 20%. So I
    assume something is being loaded that is killing the processor. I also
    found that, somewhere in the normal bootup process, the processor usage
    jumpted from 60% to 100%.

    How do I find out what the problem is. Does Vista have diagnostics that
    shows how much processor power each process uses? Or is there a way I can
    load one file at a time while watching the processor meter to see where it

    If I can't fix this issue, I'll plan to go back to XP.

    Thank you.
    its_my_dime, Oct 7, 2008
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  2. its_my_dime

    SIW2 Guest


    You might have a look under the processes tab in Task Manager and se
    if that reveals anythin

    Hope it help

    SIW2, Oct 7, 2008
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  3. its_my_dime

    its_my_dime Guest

    It looks like the problem relates to something called zerocfgsvc
    application, an Intel that leads to a file called ZCfgSvc.exe.
    I don't know if this is something Vista needs, but I've disabled it and the
    CPU usage has dropped from 100% to 20%!!

    Thank you.
    its_my_dime, Oct 7, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Mick Murphy, Oct 7, 2008
  5. its_my_dime

    SIW2 Guest

    Hi ,

    That has known compatibility issues with Vista. Part of Intel utilities
    for some of their wireless network cards. Suggest you check for new
    drivers with your laptop manufacturer and Intel .

    'Download Software, Drivers and Utilities'

    Glad it's running better now

    SIW2:D :D :D
    SIW2, Oct 7, 2008
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