very unstable Vista - I'm not impressed...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Hubba, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Hubba

    Hubba Guest

    Since I installed Windows vista I now have the result

    a unstable computer that's utilize 100 CPU use several times and reboots are
    required
    IE not responding ...
    unpacking a 16 mb zip fil takes approx 1.5 hour

    vista is a no-go...
     
    Hubba, Jan 20, 2007
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  2. Seeing as how you give absolutely no system specifications it is quite
    probable that your computer can NOT run Vista properly.

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Jan 20, 2007
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  3. Hubba

    Hubba Guest


    2.4 Pentium - 1 gb ram - 128 WDDM compatible Grapfic card - SATA disk - so
    it should be enough ?

    - right - right - quite right !!

    the troll troll
     
    Hubba, Jan 20, 2007
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  4. Hubba

    John Barnes Guest

    To troll troll
    I have an AMD 3500+ , 2 gb ram, 128 WDDM graphics and mine is also way to
    slow to use for work. XP X64 works many times faster. Guess I must be a
    troll too (but only a single troll).
     
    John Barnes, Jan 20, 2007
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  5. Hubba

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> "Hubba"
    Reboots are rarely required. However, it requires a knowledgeable user
    to resolve the problem without a reboot.
    It sounds more like a hardware issue, or driver issue -- If it were
    Vista, there would be substantial complaining.
     
    DevilsPGD, Jan 20, 2007
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  6. Hubba

    Hubba Guest

    know all about task and Process ID's and killing them whitout reboot.. -
    the reboot thing where just to underline that vista sucks...
     
    Hubba, Jan 20, 2007
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  7. Hubba,

    who placed the Vista Setup DVD inside the DVD drive?

    did Vista's install DVD just suddenly jump inside your DVD drive?

    the things you said were caused by the person that placed Vista's DVD inside
    the drive better defined as user created troubles.

    user created troubles because the user did not follow proper install
    instructions.

    hey, user created troubles can not be blamed on Vista.

    when Vista is properly installed, Vista provides the most incredibly user
    friendly computer that a person could ever desire using. previously

    to many people have properly installed Vista with out ever having the
    troubles you described.

    suggestion, re-install Vista based on proper setup instructions then you
    will have a computer worth bragging about the incredible features and
    performance.
     
    1Enquiring, DMN, Jan 20, 2007
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  8. Hubba

    William Guest

    Maybe on your computer, but my four year old Gateway runs Vista very well. Besides, no one ever claimed that Vista would be as reliable or as good as a 1903 Springfield rifle.


    Since I installed Windows vista I now have the result

    a unstable computer that's utilize 100 CPU use several times and reboots are
    required
    IE not responding ...
    unpacking a 16 mb zip fil takes approx 1.5 hour

    vista is a no-go...
     
    William, Jan 20, 2007
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  9. William,

    wrong. Vista is equal to the U.S. military's newest shoulder mounted 50 mm
    rifle.

    Vista like the new 50 mm rifle is light years ahead of that old but once
    good 1903 Springfield rifle.

    when a person has conflicts with Vista, the conflicts are caused by the
    person that installed Vista on your computer, don't blame Vista for the
    installer's poor installation of Vista.
     
    1Enquiring, DMN, Jan 20, 2007
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  10. Hubba

    Hubba Guest

    Of course it's me who placed the Vista Setup DVD inside the DVD drive - But
    user created troubles ?

    Sure ! - and the risks for just that are very "big" because the user has to
    update several drivers and software to get it to run on vista.

    e.g. my logitech quickcam can't run on vista... Have to buy a new one... and
    of course I could by a new PC that's 100% Vista compatible so no drivers
    needs updatet ..

    Lot's of software isn't vista ready - just to name a few:

    MS Visual studio 2005 (sure with several updates - but must be run with
    elevated rights etc.).
    MS SQL server 2005 (several updates must be applied) .
    NERO software

    etc etc.

    the biggest threat to Vista is Windows XP with SP2..... and just like XP, I
    think that Vista first are "mature" when we have a Service pack 2...;0)
     
    Hubba, Jan 21, 2007
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  11. Hubba

    Rock Guest

    Sounds like you have hardware and/or driver problems, and/or your setup.
    I'm running Vista Ultimate RTM on a 2.53 GHZ, 1GB RDRAM system. Very
    stable, no lock ups or unusual behavior. You haven't said what release of
    Vista, what the Motherboard is or graphics card, what drivers you're using.
    All of these have impacts.
     
    Rock, Jan 21, 2007
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  12. Hi,

    Nero runs fine on Vista!
    If you mean the well-known COM Surrogate and rundll32 errors: A new
    version of Nero came out a couple of days ago, and these problems are
    gone.


    Regards,
    Mark.
     
    Mark Veldhuis, Jan 21, 2007
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  13. Hubba

    Hubba Guest

    Just did a complete Re-install - so far it's looking good (but no programs
    installed yet) and the behavior are fine (no lock-ups etc.)
     
    Hubba, Jan 21, 2007
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  14. Hubba,

    possibly it's now to late, but did you have ALL devices including broadband
    connected to your computer before first inserting the install DVD? If not,
    driver conflicts will remain.

    when Vista is first installed, Vista self scans and wipes the HDD removinf
    any malware or other Threats if present.

    Additionally, Vista self installs all major device drivers providing the
    devices are first conected to ones computer, before inserting that DVD.

    Hindsight, did you format a small partition "first vol" (at least 1.5 Gig)
    for BitLocker?

    For your benefit,visit and review the below URLs just a portion of 200+
    Microsoft Vista related URLs.


    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/default.aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905062.aspx
    http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/default.aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/default.aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905092.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/hwsecurity/BitLockerTechOver.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/hwsecurity/BitLockerTechOver.mspx
    http://blogs.technet.com/bitlocker/
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/windowsvista/allchin.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/clientsecurity/default.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/clientsecurity/default.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/newsroom/winxp/windowsprinciples.mspx
     
    1Enquiring, DMN, Jan 21, 2007
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  15. Hubba

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> "Hubba"
    Every time Windows 98 crashes, I hit my thumb with a hammer. Damn you
    Microsoft for making my thumb hurt.
     
    DevilsPGD, Jan 21, 2007
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  16. Hubba

    Hubba Guest

    Yes - I formated the C: drive before the previous install - and connected
    and updated the installations files ...

    It's still looking good ...and I now take step by step - and slow - and
    rebooting after every (software) install to see if causes look-ups etc.

    I suspect a specific program and the "Rush" to get up and running - as the
    reason to the former unstability...

    thx for the links
     
    Hubba, Jan 21, 2007
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  17. I have an AMD 3500, Radeon 9550 (256 MB), 1 GB and SATA HD (actually 2 set
    up as raid) and it works great. Perhaps you are using the standard drivers
    that are included with vista and need to check and see if there are updated
    ones for you system. I would start with the video drivers as those are the
    ones that effect system performance first.
     
    Jeffrey Sparks, Jan 22, 2007
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  18. Hubba

    John Barnes Guest

    The latest video drivers were garbage for my card, but I have the next to
    the latest and get great ratings with any test program. For work, I use 6
    IE windows with about 30+ tabs, 3 Java programs with an additional 12
    windows, password program and like to have mail and money open. I also need
    to start and use from time to time several Excel spreadsheet programs. XP
    X-64 handles this with no hesitation. I have to set mail and money to above
    average priority to even have them work and almost everything takes several
    seconds to respond with Vista RC1. Hope final is better as this is
    unacceptable for my work situation.
     
    John Barnes, Jan 22, 2007
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  19. I'm surprised XP x64 did that ok with 2 gb. (I will admit I didn't run XP
    x64 for very long as I had a B***H of a time trying to find drivers for
    everything) I would think with THAT much running at one time though you
    would want closer to 4 GB of ram.
     
    Jeffrey Sparks, Jan 22, 2007
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  20. Hubba

    John Barnes Guest

    Interestingly, the memory shows no indication of being stressed. In Vista
    the CPU is frequently at or near 100% ( and rarely under 70%) while in XP
    X64 it rarely hits 75% (while frequently under 50%) with the same load. Of
    course I could probably turn off all the things that make Vista, Vista, but
    then why buy it. WDM adds about 10% most of the time.
     
    John Barnes, Jan 22, 2007
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