windows vista loves to crash

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by rodney williams, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. why does windows vista love to crash for? i've had to reinstall my system
    like 6 times since i got it and also the parental controls ain't worth crap.
    rodney williams, Feb 5, 2009
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    Ray Luca Guest

    I'll bet it's a really bad case of PEBKAC.
    Ray Luca, Feb 5, 2009
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    Kerry Guest

    Vista is a highly complicated and seriously bloated operating system. It's
    obvious there is something wrong with either your PC or the installation
    disk. May I suggest you take it to a Microsoft professional and get them to
    install it for you.
    Kerry, Feb 5, 2009
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    The most common cause of crashes is non-compliant drivers.
    Second most common is infection by various malware products.
    Third would be faulty or failing hardware.
    Fourth would be software issues, meaing programs that are not intended for
    use in Vista.

    Why is yours crashing? I don't know as you've given no information that
    gives any clues to the problem. Vista itself is very stable, I have several
    installations running 24/7 since release that have never crashed (unless I
    intended to force them to in order to duplicate a customer issue).

    Don't use the parental controls so I can't help you with them. For me the
    best parental controls are accomplished by actually being a parent and not
    relying on a machine to do it.
    Rick Rogers, Feb 5, 2009
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    Lu Powell Guest

    I am not a techie, though I do have a sense of humor. What the heck is
    Lu Powell, Feb 5, 2009
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    singsing Guest

    your saying gives an implication:
    M$ is putting some junk (the parental control function) into the OS...
    singsing, Feb 5, 2009
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    Ray Luca Guest

    Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair.

    It's quite similar to PICNIC: Problem In Chair Not In Computer.
    Ray Luca, Feb 5, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Possible Error Between Keyboard And Chair
    Gordon, Feb 5, 2009

  9. My Vista doesn't crash, and I have only installed it the one time..

    Parental controls are a deterrent only. You should take responsibility for
    the control of your kids, not pass it on to others..
    Mike Hall - MVP, Feb 5, 2009

  10. Windows Vista certainly does *not* love to crash at all. In fact, it
    almost never does.

    Nor does it ever have to be reinstalled.

    I run Vista on two machines that I own and I also help people using
    Vista on several other machines. None of these machines has
    experienced problems anything like yours. One of my two Vista machines
    has been running Vista since RTM in November of 2006, and neither of
    my machines has *ever* crashed, nor has Vista ever been reinstalled on
    either one.

    If your experience is different from mine, either you are regularly
    doing something very much wrong, or you are continually allowing
    yourself to get infected with malware.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Feb 5, 2009
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    WSFBTF (Wrong signal from brain to finger)
    Peter Foldes, Feb 5, 2009
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    +Bob+ Guest

    You left out the part where Vista crashes because parts of it are a
    total POS.
    +Bob+, Feb 5, 2009

  13. .....or as Rick pointed out, it could be a hardware/driver issue.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Feb 5, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Umm I've had no crashes in a year.....
    Gordon, Feb 5, 2009
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    Poutnik Guest

    Them my vista denies to show me love.
    Poutnik, Feb 5, 2009
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    No, I'm saying that using software controls is no substitute for being a
    parent. They work, but when it comes to pc's most kids know more than the
    Rick Rogers, Feb 5, 2009
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    What specific crashes are you running into?

    Crashes are an absolute and concrete effect, so aren't really an area of
    FUD. If you hit a crash, you hit a crash. Those are often diagnosable.
    zachd [MSFT], Feb 6, 2009
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    What are the specific fault details for that crash/those crashes:
    according to the Problem Reports and Solutions control panel's View Problem
    zachd [MSFT], Feb 6, 2009

  19. Although I had many years of computer experience before my son did,
    his PC experience started way before mine did. When I got my first PC
    (around 1986), he was my teacher.

    Then, as I learned more, my knowledge exceeded his. But more recently,
    as he became a PC development professional, his knowledge exceeded
    mine once again (at least in some particular areas) and I turn to him
    to ask questions when I need to.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Feb 6, 2009

  20. It doesn't, assuming the computer upon which it is installed is fully7
    Vista-compatible, there are no defective hardware components, there is
    no malware present, and if it's properly maintained.

    Then I suggest you stop blaming the OS and start troubleshooting. You
    almost certainly have incompatible or defective hardware.

    Expecting a piece of software to replace live parental supervision is a
    pipe-dream, anyway.


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    killed a great many philosophers.
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    Bruce Chambers, Feb 6, 2009
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