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Hey all, I have the Windows 7 RTM 64 bit Enterprise Edition installed on a separate partition of my hard drive, with Vista 64bit on another. I notice that occasionally windows 7 lags for me in places that Vista does not, and it has been discouraging me from running windows7 because Vista just runs better. I mainly notice the lag when typing and using the mouse to click things. There is often a slight delay before the computer responds to my click/keystroke. This mainly happens in google chrome while browsing the internet, but it has also happened to me in microsoft word 2007 and at the log in screen for windows 7 (where I type my password). I really like windows 7, but if this cannot be fixed, I would consider not buying when it comes out, becuase I have no issues with vista.

Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 RTM / OEM / Retail (Final)
Computer Type: HP Pavilion Elite m9250f
Processor: Intel Core2Quad @ 2.66Ghz
Motherboard: Asus IPIBL-LB
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 512 MB
Memory: 4GB
Hard Drive: 1 TB(2 x 500) SATA 3G @ 7200rpm
Network Adapter: Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Monitor: HP w1907
Optical Drives: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive
Onboard Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio
Mouse & Keyboard: HP wireless keyboard & mouse

I have updated my video card to the latest Nvidia driver on their website, and that hasnt seemed to fix anything. If anyone has any suggestions for drivers I should look into, or solutions to this problem please let me know. Any help is appreciated.




Hey all, I have the Windows 7 RTM 64 bit Enterprise Edition installed on a separate partition of my hard drive, with Vista 64bit on another. I notice that occasionally windows 7 lags for me in places that Vista does not, and it has been discouraging me from running windows7 because Vista just runs better. I mainly notice the lag when typing and using the mouse to click things. There is often a slight delay before the computer responds to my click/keystroke. This mainly happens in google chrome while browsing the internet, but it has also happened to me in microsoft word 2007 and at the log in screen for windows 7 (where I type my password). I really like windows 7, but if this cannot be fixed, I would consider not buying when it comes out, becuase I have no issues with vista.

Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 RTM / OEM / Retail (Final)
Computer Type: HP Pavilion Elite m9250f
Processor: Intel Core2Quad @ 2.66Ghz
Motherboard: Asus IPIBL-LB
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 512 MB
Memory: 4GB
Hard Drive: 1 TB(2 x 500) SATA 3G @ 7200rpm
Network Adapter: Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Monitor: HP w1907
Optical Drives: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive
Onboard Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio
Mouse & Keyboard: HP wireless keyboard & mouse

I have updated my video card to the latest Nvidia driver on their website, and that hasnt seemed to fix anything. If anyone has any suggestions for drivers I should look into, or solutions to this problem please let me know. Any help is appreciated.




I am having an intermittent problem with my network connection dropping out for no apparent reason.

When it drops, I still see the lights blinking on the NIC card, but cannot pass packets even to the router.

Windows does not report the connection or the cable as disconnected when this problem is occurring.

The problem will persist until I disconnect and reconnect the CAT-5e wire, or disable and re-enable the NIC.

As soon as I do one of those 2 things, connectivity immediately returns (and works for another hour or so).

I am running a legitimate copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on an HP Pavilion.

All of the latest Windows updates and the latest firmware drivers are installed.

My ethernet connection is a wired Local Area Connection with a static IP address, gateway and DNS.

The IP address, gateway and DNS settings are accurate and work for several other computers here.

The Network Interface Card is a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller (VEN_10EC / DEV_8136 / REV_05).

NIC Power Management, Energy Efficient Ethernet, and Link Down Power Saving are all turned off.

On the NIC, ARP/Large Send/IPv4,TCP,UDP Checksum/NS Offload, Flow Control, and are all on.

Receive Buffer Size on the NIC is 64Kb (512 buffers). Receive Side Scaling on. 128 Transmit Buffers.

Interrupt Moderation is turned on. Magic Packet features are turned off. Optimal Performance enabled.

NIC Speed and Duplex are set to 100mbps Full Duplex wherever possible (automatic was also tried).

802.1X authentication (EAP or PEAP) is disabled. Auto connection logic is disabled.

Connection routes through two switches into a Belkin router; other devices on same networks unaffected.

Much of my data is stored on a Network Attached Storage device, with UNC shares mapped to drive letters.

Other Windows, Mac and Linux devices connected to the same NAS device have no problems staying connected.

When the issue occurs, I can't ping the gateway, do DNS lookups or pass any packets as far as I can tell.

I have tried swapping out the CAT-5e cables for other cables and even ran them through a cable tester.
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Network fixes I have attempted from the OS level so far include:

~ Switching the dynamic port range to start at 10,000 and run for approximately 54,000 ports
~ Systematically reviewing every running service to make certain that only the essential ones are on
~ Disabling all NIC stacks except Client for Microsoft Networks, IPv4, File and Printer Sharing and Comodo
~ Attempted connections with Comodo turned completely off and its NIC driver disabled
~ Attempted rolling back the RealTek driver to an earlier one from the same family and device line
_____________________________________________________________________________

Using netsh I have tried the following settings:

~ netsh winsock reset catalog
~ netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
~ netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
~ netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled
~ netsh int tcp set global chimney=automatic
~ netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
~ netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp
~ netsh int tcp set global ecncapability=disabled
~ netsh int tcp set global timestamps=disabled
~ netsh int tcp set global netdma=enabled
~ netsh int tcp set global dca=enabled
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I have ruled out any malware, spyware, virus or trojan horse as a possibility after extensive scans with:

~ MalwareBytes Anti-malware 1.60.1.1000 (subsequently updated to latest DB)
~ Kaspersky TDSSKiller
~ Microsoft Antimalware Security Essentials
~ Avira AntiVir
~ GMER
~ RootkitRevealer
~ Sophos SAR 15 SFX
~ PrevX v3.0 CSI Free Edition

All virus definitions and malware databases were successfully updated prior to these scans.
_____________________________________________________________________________

Software I am currently running on this PC (and that have not posed a problem for me in the past) includes:

~ Privoxy
~ Polipo
~ I2P
~ Comodo Internet Security / Comodo Firewall / Comodo Dragon
~ Avira Antivir
~ Microsoft Antimalware Security Essentials
~ PeerBlock
~ uTorrent
~ Bitcoin
~ DAEMON Tools Pro
~ Tor with Vidalia
~ Steam
~ Skype
~ Pidgin
~ ooVoo
~ Pandora Desktop
~ Every Adobe Product in CS5/CS5.5
~ Microsoft Office 2010
~ mDesktop
~ Acunetix 8
~ Rainmeter
~ Prevx
~ Audacity
~ Avidemux
~ Celemony Melodyne
~ QuickBooks 2011 Pro Plus
~ Google Chrome
~ Mozilla Firefox
~ PowerISO
~ Evernote
~ Calibre
~ GoToManage Professional
~ Cisco VPN Service
~ SmartFTP Client
~ KVIrc
~ Process Explorer
~ SyncToy
~ WinDirStat
_____________________________________________________________________________

When the connection is working, an ICMP test responds normally:

Pinging 192.168.2.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.2.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.2.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.2.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.2.1: bytes=32 timenbtstat -n

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.2.130] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
USER-HP UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP GROUP Registered
USER-HP UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP GROUP Registered
_____________________________________________________________________________

Here's the obligatory TrendMicro HiJackThis scan log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:02:54 AM, on 3/23/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:Program Files (x86)Hewlett-PackardHP Odometerhpsysdrv.exe
C:WindowsPixArtPac207Monitor.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalCitrixGoToAssist Express Expert363g2ax_start.exe
C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAdobe Bridge CS5.1Bridge.exe
C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteam.exe
C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesLightScribeLightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:Program Files (x86)HpHP Software Updatehpwuschd2.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalCitrixGoToAssist Express Expert363g2ax_comm_expert.exe
C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesIntuitQuickBooksQBUpdateqbupdate.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalCitrixGoToAssist Express Expert363g2ax_user_expert.exe
C:Program Files (x86)IntuitQuickBooks 2011QBW32.EXE
C:Program Files (x86)EvernoteEvernoteEvernoteClipper.exe
C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAcrobat 10.0Acrobatacrotray.exe
C:Program Files (x86)AviraAntiVir Desktopavgnt.exe
C:Program Files (x86)DAEMON Tools ProDTShellHlp.exe
C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeSwitchBoardSwitchBoard.exe
C:Program Files (x86)IntuitQuickBooks 2011QBHelp.exe
C:Program Files (x86)PowerISOPWRISOVM.EXE
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)PandoraPandora.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:Program Files (x86)Privoxyprivoxy.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:WindowsSystem32procexp.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAdobe Dreamweaver CS5.5Dreamweaver.exe
C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeCS5.5ServiceManagerCS5.5ServiceManager.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)TorAppvidalia.exe
C:Program Files (x86)TorApptor.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleGoogle Talk Plugingoogletalkplugin.exe
C:Program Files (x86)mDesktopmDesktop.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:PROGRAM FILES (X86)FOXIT SOFTWAREFOXIT READERFOXIT READER.EXE
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe
C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14OUTLOOK.EXE
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:Program Files (x86)uTorrentuTorrent.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:WindowsSysWOW64rundll32.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe
C:Program Files (x86)HiJackThisTrend MicroHiJackThisHiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Page_URL = HP MSN.com
R0 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page = TrackWoot: The Comeback - Tracking Woot, Best Woot Tracker, Woot History
R1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Page_URL = HP MSN.com
R1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Search_URL = Bing
R0 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page = HP MSN.com
R0 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearch,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearch,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Local Page = C:WindowsSysWOW64blank.htm
R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost; 127.0.0.1;
R0 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: ContributeBHO Class - {074C1DC5-9320-4A9A-947D-C042949C6216} - C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAdobe Contribute CS5.1PluginsIEPlugincontributeieplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeAcrobatActiveXAcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:PROGRA~2MICROS~1Office14GROOVEEX.DLL
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:Program Files (x86)Javajre6binssv.dll
O2 - BHO: ZoneAlarm Toolbar Registrar - {8A4A36C2-0535-4D2C-BD3D-496CB7EED6E3} - C:Program FilesCheckPointZAForceFieldWOW64TrustCheckerbinTrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesMicrosoft SharedWindows LiveWindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeAcrobatActiveXAcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: URLRedirectionBHO - {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:PROGRA~2MICROS~1Office14URLREDIR.DLL
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:Program Files (x86)Javajre6binjp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: SmartSelect - {F4971EE7-DAA0-4053-9964-665D8EE6A077} - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeAcrobatActiveXAcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Contribute Toolbar - {517BDDE4-E3A7-4570-B21E-2B52B6139FC7} - C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAdobe Contribute CS5.1PluginsIEPlugincontributeieplugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeAcrobatActiveXAcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: ZoneAlarm Toolbar - {EE2AC4E5-B0B0-4EC6-88A9-BCA1A32AB107} - C:Program FilesCheckPointZAForceFieldWOW64TrustCheckerbinTrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM..Run: [StartCCC] "c:Program Files (x86)ATI TechnologiesATI.ACECore-StaticCLIStart.exe" MSRun
O4 - HKLM..Run: [HP Software Update] c:Program Files (x86)HPHP Software UpdateHPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Norton Online Backup] C:Program Files (x86)SymantecNorton Online BackupNOBuClient.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [PDF Complete] C:Program Files (x86)PDF Completepdfsty.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [BCSSync] "C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Intuit SyncManager] C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesIntuitSyncIntuitSyncManager.exe startup
O4 - HKLM..Run: [SwitchBoard] C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeSwitchBoardSwitchBoard.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [AdobeCS5.5ServiceManager] "C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeCS5.5ServiceManagerCS5.5ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeARM1.0AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher] "C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAcrobat 10.0AcrobatAcrobat_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Acrobat Assistant 8.0] "C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAcrobat 10.0AcrobatAcrotray.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Agent for Windows] "C:Program Files (x86)CiscoCisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Clientvpnui.exe" -minimized
O4 - HKLM..Run: [NBAgent] "C:Program Files (x86)NeroNero 11Nero BackItUpNBAgent.exe" /WinStart
O4 - HKLM..Run: [COMODO] C:Program FilesCOMODOCOMODO GeekBuddyCLPSLA.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [CPA] C:Program FilesCOMODOCOMODO GeekBuddyVALA.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [avgnt] "C:Program Files (x86)AviraAntiVir Desktopavgnt.exe" /min
O4 - HKLM..Run: [PWRISOVM.EXE] C:Program Files (x86)PowerISOPWRISOVM.EXE -startup
O4 - HKLM..Run: [KVIrc] C:Program Files (x86)KVIrckvirc.exe
O4 - HKLM..RunOnce: [CD] C:Windowstempdragon_setup.exe /S
O4 - HKLM..RunOnce: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware] C:Program Files (x86)Malwarebytes' Anti-Malwarembamgui.exe /install /silent
O4 - HKCU..Run: [Google Update] "C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogleUpdateGoogleUpdate.exe" /c
O4 - HKCU..Run: [GoToAssist Express Expert] "C:UsersUserAppDataLocalCitrixGoToAssist Express Expert363g2ax_start.exe" "/Trigger RunAtLogon"
O4 - HKCU..Run: [DAEMON Tools Pro Agent] "C:Program Files (x86)DAEMON Tools ProDTAgent.exe" -autorun
O4 - HKCU..Run: [PeerBlock] C:Program FilesPeerBlockpeerblock.exe
O4 - HKCU..Run: [mDesktop] "C:Program Files (x86)mDesktopmDesktop.exe"
O4 - HKCU..Run: [AdobeBridge] "C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAdobe Bridge CS5.1Bridge.exe" -stealth
O4 - HKCU..Run: [Sidebar] C:Program FilesWindows Sidebarsidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU..Run: [Skype] "C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe" /minimized /regrun
O4 - HKCU..Run: [Steam] "C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteam.exe" -silent
O4 - HKCU..Run: [LightScribe Control Panel] C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesLightScribeLightScribeControlPanel.exe -hidden
O4 - HKCU..Run: [Growl] C:Program Files (x86)Growl for WindowsGrowl.exe
O4 - HKCU..Run: [Vidalia] "C:Program Files (x86)TorAppvidalia.exe"
O4 - HKCU..Run: [ooVoo.exe] C:Program Files (x86)ooVoooovoo.exe /minimized
O4 - HKCU..Run: [uTorrent] "C:Program Files (x86)uTorrentuTorrent.exe" /MINIMIZED
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-19..Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%Windows SidebarSidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-19..RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:WindowsSystem32mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-20..Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%Windows SidebarSidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-20..RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:WindowsSystem32mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-21-1617474927-1116081613-3671628581-1005..Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%Windows SidebarSidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'QBDataServiceUser21')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-21-1617474927-1116081613-3671628581-1005..Run: [mDesktop] "C:Program Files (x86)mDesktopmDesktop.exe" (User 'QBDataServiceUser21')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-21-1617474927-1116081613-3671628581-1005..Run: [AdobeBridge] "C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAdobe Bridge CS5.1Bridge.exe" -stealth (User 'QBDataServiceUser21')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-21-1617474927-1116081613-3671628581-1005..Run: [Skype] "C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe" /minimized /regrun (User 'QBDataServiceUser21')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-21-1617474927-1116081613-3671628581-1005..Run: [Steam] "C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteam.exe" -silent (User 'QBDataServiceUser21')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-21-1617474927-1116081613-3671628581-1005..Run: [LightScribe Control Panel] C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesLightScribeLightScribeControlPanel.exe -hidden (User 'QBDataServiceUser21')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-21-1617474927-1116081613-3671628581-1005..RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:WindowsSystem32mctadmin.exe (User 'QBDataServiceUser21')
O4 - Startup: EvernoteClipper.lnk = C:Program Files (x86)EvernoteEvernoteEvernoteClipper.exe
O4 - Startup: Growl.lnk = ?
O4 - Startup: Live Update.lnk = C:Program Files (x86)SymantecSymantec Endpoint Protection12.1.601.4699.105BinSepLiveUpdate.exe
O4 - Startup: Pandora.lnk = C:Program Files (x86)PandoraPandora.exe
O4 - Startup: Pidgin.lnk = C:Program Files (x86)Pidginpidgin.exe
O4 - Startup: Start Freenet.lnk = UserAppDataLocalFreenetfreenet.exe
O4 - Startup: SyncToy 2.1(x64).lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Intuit Data Protect.lnk = C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesIntuitDataProtectIntuitDataProtect.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Privoxy.lnk = C:Program Files (x86)Privoxyprivoxy.exe
O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk = C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesIntuitQuickBooksQBUpdateqbupdate.exe
O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks_Standard_21.lnk = C:Program Files (x86)IntuitQuickBooks 2011QBW32.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Rainmeter.lnk = C:Program FilesRainmeterRainmeter.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Evernote 4.0 - res://C:Program Files (x86)EvernoteEvernoteEvernoteIE.dll/204
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:PROGRA~2MICROS~1Office14EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Se&nd to OneNote - res://C:PROGRA~2MICROS~1Office14ONBttnIE.dll/105
O9 - Extra button: @C:Program Files (x86)Windows LiveWriterWindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll,-1004 - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:Program Files (x86)Windows LiveWriterWriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:Program Files (x86)Windows LiveWriterWindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll,-1003 - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:Program Files (x86)Windows LiveWriterWriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Se&nd to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: OneNote Lin&ked Notes - {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: OneNote Lin&ked Notes - {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
O9 - Extra button: @C:Program Files (x86)EvernoteEvernoteResource.dll,-101 - {A95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - res://C:Program Files (x86)EvernoteEvernoteEvernoteIE.dll/204 (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:Program Files (x86)EvernoteEvernoteResource.dll,-101 - {A95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - res://C:Program Files (x86)EvernoteEvernoteEvernoteIE.dll/204 (file missing)
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:program files (x86)common filesmicrosoft sharedwindows livewlidnsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:program files (x86)common filesmicrosoft sharedwindows livewlidnsp.dll
O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.citrixonline.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.gotomanage.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.samsungsetup.com
O16 - DPF: {CC679CB8-DC4B-458B-B817-D447B3B6AC31} (Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Web Control) - https://12.34.56.78/CACHE/stc/1/binaries/vpnweb.cab
O17 - HKLMSystemCCSServicesTcpip..{48244C80-E889-42E1-8EAF-645DA4D7458D}: NameServer = 91.191.136.152,62.141.58.13,85.214.73.63
O17 - HKLMSystemCCSServicesTcpip..{4B23851B-4665-4455-8BA2-DD71D630ADC9}: NameServer = 8.8.8.8,4.2.2.2
O18 - Protocol: intu-help-qb4 - {ACE22922-D07C-4860-B51B-8CF472FEC2CB} - C:Program Files (x86)IntuitQuickBooks 2011HelpAsyncPluggableProtocol.dll
O18 - Protocol: qbwc - {FC598A64-626C-4447-85B8-53150405FD57} - mscoree.dll (file missing)
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:PROGRA~2COMMON~1SkypeSKYPE4~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:Program Files (x86)Windows LivePhoto GalleryAlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
O18 - Filter hijack: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE14MSOXMLMF.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:WindowsSysWOW64guard32.dll
O23 - Service: Acunetix WVS Scheduler v8 (AcuWVSSchedulerv8) - Unknown owner - C:Program Files (x86)AcunetixWeb Vulnerability Scanner 8WVSScheduler.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%system32Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:WindowsSystem32alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: AMD External Events Utility - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32atiesrxx.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Avira Scheduler (AntiVirSchedulerService) - Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG - C:Program Files (x86)AviraAntiVir Desktopsched.exe
O23 - Service: Avira Realtime Protection (AntiVirService) - Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG - C:Program Files (x86)AviraAntiVir Desktopavguard.exe
O23 - Service: COMODO livePCsupport Service (CLPSLS) - COMODO - C:Program FilesCOMODOCOMODO GeekBuddyCLPSLS.exe
O23 - Service: COMODO Internet Security Helper Service (cmdAgent) - COMODO - C:Program FilesCOMODOCOMODO Internet Securitycmdagent.exe
O23 - Service: CSIScanner - Prevx - C:Program FilesPrevxprevx.exe
O23 - Service: COMODO Dragon Update Service (DragonUpdater) - Unknown owner - C:Program Files (x86)ComodoDragondragon_updater.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%system32efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:WindowsSystem32lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%system32fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32fxssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: HP Client Services (HPClientSvc) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:Program FilesHewlett-PackardHP Client ServicesHPClientServices.exe
O23 - Service: HP Quick Synchronization Service (HPDrvMntSvc.exe) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:Program Files (x86)Hewlett-PackardSharedHPDrvMntSvc.exe
O23 - Service: HP Software Framework Service (hpqwmiex) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:Program Files (x86)Hewlett-PackardSharedhpqWmiEx.exe
O23 - Service: I2P Service (i2p) - Tanuki Software, Ltd. - C:Program Files (x86)i2pI2Psvc.exe
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesLightScribeLSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:WindowsSystem32msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%System32netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: PDF Document Manager (pdfcDispatcher) - PDF Complete Inc - C:Program Files (x86)PDF Completepdfsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Polipo Proxy Svc (poliproxy) - Unknown owner - c:UsersUserAppDataRoamingpolipopoli.cmd
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%system32psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: QBCFMonitorService - Intuit - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesIntuitQuickBooksQBCFMonitorService.exe
O23 - Service: Intuit QuickBooks FCS (QBFCService) - Intuit Inc. - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesIntuitQuickBooksFCSIntuit.QuickBooks.FCS.exe
O23 - Service: QBIDPService (QBVSS) - Intuit Inc. - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesIntuitDataProtectQBIDPService.exe
O23 - Service: QuickBooksDB21 - Intuit, Inc. - C:PROGRA~2IntuitQUICKB~1QBDBMgrN.exe
O23 - Service: RoxioNow Service - Roxio - C:Program Files (x86)RoxioRoxioNow PlayerRNowSvc.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%system32Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%system32samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Skype Updater (SkypeUpdate) - Skype Technologies - C:Program Files (x86)SkypeUpdaterUpdater.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%system32snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:WindowsSystem32snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%system32spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:WindowsSystem32spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%system32sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32sppsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesSteamSteamService.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe SwitchBoard (SwitchBoard) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeSwitchBoardSwitchBoard.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%system32ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%system32vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%system32vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:WindowsSystem32vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Agent (vpnagent) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:Program Files (x86)CiscoCisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Clientvpnagent.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%system32vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%system32WatWatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32WatWatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%system32wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32wbengine.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%system32wbemwmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:Windowssystem32wbemWmiApSrv.exe (file missing)

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This problem only started happening a couple of days ago. I haven't rebooted in about three weeks.

If at all possible, I would like to resolve this issue WITHOUT a reboot, as that can take several hours.
(I have over 1000 suspended Google Chrome tabs & over 500 Comodo tabs; reloading them is a massive chore).
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I will be posting this problem in several different forums in hopes that someone might be able to solve it.

Chances are, if you think this is a simple issue you've encountered before, you're not digging deep enough.

Serious responses only from people who know what they're talking about and have READ the WHOLE post, please.




A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows 8 (fresh install from scratch, not an update) on my computer. I do a lot of web browsing and over the last couple of weeks I've been using Windows 8, I could swear the web browsing wasn't as fast at it used to be on Windows 7.

I then noticed I was having major issues bringing up my router's control panel (ASUS RT-N56U) so thinking it was my router I upgraded the firmware. Turned out, the Avast Anti-Virus I was running has issues with Windows 8. I removed AVAST and turned on Windows Defender (which in Windows 8 is also an anti-virus program now referred to MSE - Miscrosoft Security Essentials). MSE has gotten fairly good reviews so I decided to use it, for maximum compatibility with Windows 8.

However, although the router control panel would now come up okay, browsing still seemed to not be quite as fast as it used to be. I sat down at the old 5-year old Dell Desktop next to me that is running Windows 7, both computers were connected to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. I tested network speeds with Speedtest.net to make sure they were both getting the same Internet speeds (which they were.) I found a couple 'heavy' web pages to test:

Epicurious.com: Recipes, Menus, Cooking Articles & Food Guides (home page)
sports.yahoo.com (home page)

The browsing was MUCH faster on the Windows 7 machine!! So I decided to do more of a controlled test.

The Samsung Notebook is a Series 6 Core i5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB SSD running Win 8 Pro 64-bit. Windows Experience score of 5.9. Windows Defender (MSE) Anti-Virus. Windows Firewall Turned OFF!

The Dell Desktop is Intel Q8200 with 6GB RAM and a 5400RPM HD running Win 7 32-bit (not sure why 64-bit didn't install, sort of strange but oh well). It had a Windows Experience score of 3.6. Avast Anti-Virus. Windows Firewall turned OFF. Windows Defender turned OFF.

I went into Windows Task Manager on both computers and ended most if not all tasks that were not critical to the system and no other programs except the browsers were running.

I removed all plug-ins and add-ons from Chrome except the Page Load Time extension plug-in which can be downloaded here:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...pmkogoaohcdbig

I also tested on FireFox using this add-on:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ry/?src=search

On the Windows 8 Machine I also tested with Internet Explorer 10 - unfortunately I couldn't find a page load speed monitor for it that would work so I could only do an informal visual+verbal count, stopping when I saw the page stop X in the URL bar change to the reload symbol indicating the page had completed loading.

On both test pages I refreshed the pages at least 10 times and averaged the scores. I looked at the page load speed monitor result but I also did a visual+verbal count out loud until I saw the page stopped loading objects.

The results were astounding (and very frustrating/disappointing because otherwise I really like Windows 8 as the OS in general seems better/faster than Windows 7 for multitasking)

Here's the results:

Windows 8 + Fast Machine + Chrome 23.0.1271.95 m on epicurious.com: ~ 3.5 sec load counter / ~ 5.5 sec visual/verbal count

Windows 7 + Slow Machine + Chrome 23.0.1271.95 m on epicurious.com: ~ 2 sec avg / ~ 3.5 sec avg visual/verbal count

Windows 8 Fast machine + Chrome on sports.yahoo.com: 5 sec avg / 5 sec avg

Windows 7 Slow machine + Chrome on sports.yahoo.com: 2.5 sec / 3 sec

Windows 8 Fast machine + FireFox on epicurious com: 4.5 sec / 4.5 sec

Windows 7 Slow machine + Firefox on epicurious.com: 2.5 sec / 3 sec

Windows 8 Fast machine + FireFox on sports.yahoo com: 5.25 sec / 5 sec

Windows 7 Slow machine + Firefox on sports.yahoo.com: 2.5 sec / 3 sec

Windows 8 Fast machine + Internet Explorer 10 on epicurious.com: ~ 5 sec visual/verbal count

Windows 8 Fast machine + Internet Explorer 10 on sports.yahoo.com: ~ 6 sec visual/verbal count

(I didn't bother testing IE 10 on the Win 7 machine)

It is clear, that something in Windows 8 is causing the browsers to load web pages 30-50% slower. If you have a very fast Internet connection (like me - 35 mbit/s download and 6 mbit/s upload) in regular use, the difference may not be that noticeable to the "casual user" as the difference between as a 3 sec and a 5 sec page load speed are both fairly fast for these two sites.

But it you have many sites open at once and are multi-tasking and clicking lots of links hours at a time, it IS noticeable. Downright depressing when you compare it to a Windows 7 machine especially considering the specs on the Win 8 machine are much better hardware wise! If anything the Windows 8 machines should be faster.

Now I know a some people are going to be skeptical about my findings or give suggestions as to something that may be wrong with my particular PC. Obviously every PC is different, having different configurations, apps loaded, processes running, etc. But in my 25+ years in the Tech Industry my gut is telling me there's something not right with Windows 8 and it is just a matter of time until enough people complain to Microsoft about it to get their attention to find the cause of the issue and fix it.

HERE'S A COUPLE IMPORTANT POINTS WHY MY GUT IS TELLING ME IT IS A WINDOWS 8 ISSUE:

* I tried the tests on Windows 8 with Windows Defender (MSE) turned OFF, Firewall turned OFF. No anti-virus programs running. IT MADE NO DIFFERENCE.

** I made sure the drivers for both my Ethernet and Wi-Fi Networking were the latest drivers. They are the on-board Intel 82579M Gigabit Ethernet and Centrino 6230 Wireless.

*** Running the tests on Wifi instead of Ethernet ALSO MADE NO DIFFERENCE.

The facts seem to point to something in the Windows 8 Operating System is slowing things down. I wish I knew what it was as I feel so frustrated that this new powerful Samsung Core i5 notebook running Windows 8 has slower web browsing than than 5-year old Windows 7 Dell Desktop sitting across from me.

I have seen many other posts about Chrome running slowly on Windows 8. It isn't just Chrome!

*** I would encourage others to run these tests as I would at least like to be 99% confident that I don't have some hardware or driver issue. ***




Problem Description: I have windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
I had 2 Gbytes of DDR2 ram and had no problem.
I tried to add extra 2 GB of ram to a total of 4 Gb.
I saw using CPU-z and on my_computer,the system was identified 4 Gb of ram as expected, with dual channel.
The problem is that my Internet works very slow !!!
I tries with IE and chrome ,and the internet speed was very poor.
I removed the extra ram , and the internet speed was high again.
I repeat it 3 times an the results was the same :
2 GB ram - fast Internet.
4 GB ram - slow Internet.
The CPU utilization was only about 5-10 %,and about 25 % of ram was in use.
I didn't try to check the performance with other programs.
I also run the windows memory diagnostic tool, and it complited successfuly with no errors.

I don't know if its relevant. I have dual boot, with XP 32 bit as the other operating system.
(with the XP there is no problem - fast internet)

Please advice




Hi, hope someone can help me with this. Having a problem that is almost worse than a program crashing. (At least I would get an error so I can see what is the cause of the problem.) Anyhow this is the sequence of events.

In the morning I "woke" up my pc from sleep and had no problems (basically surf web and read email, play some fb games ). I went to work. Coming home I woke up my pc again, and noticed some of my browser windows were no longer open, then I realized it looked like my machine rebooted. The desktop was showing, but the normal apps that remain open during start up were not present. I looked at the status bar?(the area that shows active apps like, sound volume, network connection, USB devices, New updates available, Microsoft Security Essentials...) and noticed only about 1/3 of the icons were showing. I naturally wanted to start up ie to search for this problem, but ie did not start up. Meaning, I double clicked on the icon and nothing showed up. I tried applications listed below.

ie does not start
Google Chrome does not start
Firefox does not start
Command Shell starts, able to ping externally so probably isn't network related?
word does not start
Notepad works, but doesn't help me much
Windows Update does not start

same problem in safe mode

Rebooted back to normal mode (not safe mode) and noticed Windows gadgets start to appear about 3 minutes after desktop appears.

performed a scandisk (had to reboot of course)

Started Microsoft Security Essentials, got it uptodate, ran quick scan, nothing found.

I eventually found out internet explorer 64 bit works! I searched and found this forum. Using problem identification guidelines posted.
1) rebooted to capture beginning of ev log. on boot up eventviewer (after 2 minutes comes up)

The server {E10F6C3A-F1AE-4ADC-AA9D-2FE65525666E} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.
The Peer Name Resolution Protocol cloud did not start because the creation of the default identity failed with error code: 0x80630801.
The Peer Name Resolution Protocol service terminated with the following error: %%-2140993535Session "Microsoft Security Client OOBE" stopped due to the following error: 0xC000000D
A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Akamai NetSession Interface service to connect.A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Apple Mobile Device service to connect.

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2) Device Manager shows no yellow triangles

3) permon /report shows (as expected from ev log)
Diagnostic Results/Warnings:
Symptom: A service is reported as having an unexpected error code
Cause: One or more services has failed. The service did not stop gracefully, suggesting the service may
have crashed or one of its components stopped in an unsupported way.
Details: Service exited with code not equal to 0 or 1077
Resolution: Restart the service
Related: Performance Diagnosis

I'm not sure what else is relevent in the report. It does show under Anti-Virus Information that a Query
of rootSecurityCenter:SELECT * FROM AntiVirusProduct resulted in 0x0.

4) "Find and Fix" did not have any thing for my problem

5) n/a did not upgrade from Vista, was a new install 2 years ago?

Properties(right clicking and selecting Properties) on Computer does nothing.

Running dxdiag does nothing (from Run option and cmd.exe)

Edit Added:
It's looking like 32 bit applications do not start, but 64 bit applications do. For example programs in the Program Files (x86) will not start, but programs in the Program Files (assuming these are 64 bit) do start.

Also I've used msconfig and found same results when booting with no startup items, and no Services started.

So is there an system application that runs the 32 bit applications on windows 64 bit? It seems that program does not work on my machine now. Is there any way to replace it?

Begin Edit Morning of June 9th, 2012
I've tried system restore and it failed during the restore, and then windows failed to boot. I was able to get it back to the same state? now with windows repair, sfc, and replacing reported bad files from windows 7 install disk.
End Edit Jun 9th 2012

Begin Edit June 10th, 2012
I'm 90% sure it's just 32 bit applications that don't start.
- Application Verifier does not start
- Application Verifier (x64) does start
- Internet Explorer (Program Files x86) does not start
- Internet Explorer (Program Files) does start
End Edit June 10th, 2012

Any ideas where go to from here?

Thanks,
Dan




I upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit from Vista. If launch browser it doesn't matter if IE8, Firefox, Chrome after a period of time if I perform any activity e.g. click on a link, open a new window, enter command in command prompt the system freezes for a while before responding the cpu, memory lightly utilized while this is happening. I've run msconfig, run Avira antiVirus Premium nothing special on machine. If I don't open a browser this does not happen. I have a laptop that i've upgraded also and it does not exhibit this problem.




I have windows 7 home premium 64 bit
it has been working fine but this morning i went to turn on my computer and it worked for a few minutes then just stopped working. it is fine if i am on chrome or another program for about a minute and a half and then the program just freezes. I try to open up task manager and task manager freezes, then the whole explorer.exe freezes.
My laptop runs fine on safe mode with networking (that is how i am on the net right now)

i have tried
-system restore
-msconfig (changing startup selection options and startup programs)
-disk check on startup

none of these worked, and i think that there is some program running in the background on the normal boot. it may be an update or something that needed the computer to reset, and when i reset the update was buggy or something

i have run a scan using microsoft security essentials and it has found nothing. I always have it open for the real time protection.

this laptop has given me lots of bugs etc which i think is caused by windows 64 bit running 32 bit programs badly ?? ? ? ? ?

please help me i use this laptop to make music on (and i'm in the middle of playing through half life 2 for the third time)




I suddenly ran into a problem last night with sound. At first, VLC wouldn't produce any sound, although I later solved that by simply realizing it had somehow become muted in the Windows 7 volume mixer. Shortly after that, Chrome's sound also stopped working. It, too, was muted in the volume mixer, only the problem is that if I unmute it, the sound will work for a fraction of a second and it will then be muted again. Sliding the volume up and down will cause it to work, but as soon as I stop for a moment, it mutes itself again.

I'm on Windows 7 64-bit and I'm running the latest version of Chrome (8.0.552.215), although I tried reinstalling Chrome to see if that would help, to no avail. Sound works in other browsers just fine.




I just built a new gaming system with Windows 7 and all seems to be working well so far for the most part. I'm still installing apps, games, etc.

I have noticed that during installation of games utilizing my bluray drive multitasking comes to a stand still. For example, the 1st disc of a game will be installing and I'll click on Google Chrome (could be anything though) to browse while installing.... Chrome will not open! Then when the disc is finished and asks for disc 2 Chrome will magically open and will work normally during the install. However, if you dare open another app while the disc drive is running the app will not open until the next disc is called for.

Multitasking seems to work perfectly normally during other cases where the disc drive is not in operation.

Ideas?




Updated from Windows Vista a few days ago and now basically any internet browser I use crashes. I get a message that Shockwave Player or Adobe Flash or Unknown Plug-in is unresponsive. I reboot and am able to use the internet for about five minutes and then i get that error message again. I also tried to uninstall my sound card driver than reinstall it and that works for a few hours then I get the error message again. I have tried restore points and still no luck. This happens with Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.
I am running:
64-bit Windows 7 home Premium
4 gig
HP dv6

PLEASE HELP!




My issue, no matter what source, or what ram I use, Windows 7 will freeze during install at random points (Mostly during expanding windows files, however, also occurred before even selecting a partition to install on). When I say freeze, i mean the mouse is not able to be moved, and waiting 15+min does nothing.

There is NO trouble installing windows XP, but it runs a little "off" (refusing to install chrome, refusing to keep certain programs up, etc).

What have I attempted to fix this?
-Swap ram (three times between pny/ocz/g skill, all memtest'd fine).
-Remove all non-required hardware.
-Installing from 2 different CD's, one manuf, one burnt, and from a USB. (not including the 2 64 bit CD's im no longer bothering with).
-Swapping settings in bios on the ram (More volt, more leeway time, etc).
-Setting IDE to RAID and the other setting.
-Swapping video cards.
-Updating the MB bios to most recent
-Threating newegg employees.

My specs below:
AMD Athlon 2 x4 635 CPU
Asus m4n75td Mobo
2gb ripjaw G.Skill Ram(supported by the mobo manfuact list)
Evga 9800 gtx+ Video card.

Now I really do like the motherboard, but that is the only thing I have yet to swap out, and I need this fixed ASAP. There are other posts about this, but none of those resolutions helped me. Does anyone have any idea what can be done to resolve this? Ive been hacking away at it non stop for 4 days now (going on 5).

EDIT: This is a custom install, not upgrade.




Living with Microsoft Windows 7 for the next several years - Ubuntu Forums

I recently purchased a brand new System76 Lemur Ultra:

[SOLVED] March 2012 System76 Lemur Ultra laptop - Ubuntu Forums

I plan to take my Educational Testing Service's Graduate Record Examination by September 30th, 2012. I plan to submit my completed graduate application to the Masters of Arts in English with Writing Studies concentration degree program at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey 07043 by September 30th, 2012. I expect to be accepted by the end of 2012. They have a rolling admissions deadline and it takes them 4 - 6 weeks to process graduate applications.

Montclair State University will only offer support for PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 32 and 64 bit Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise Editions along with Apple Macintosh iMacs, Mac Pros, MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros running OS X Snow Leopard and Lion 64 bit. They require the Bradford Dissolvable Agent to be downloaded and run as a part of their device registration process before new faculty, staff, and students can connect their devices to their Ethernet or 802.11 B/G/N networks. This checks for the presence of malware and it checks to ensure that an approved anti-malware software security application is installed prior to granting full access to their network.

I expect to graduate with my degree by December 31st, 2015. I plan to move on campus and attend my first January 2013 spring semester.

To be quite honest and truthful with you, I already dislike Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edtion Service Pack 1. I purchased and installed it in an Oracle VM Virtualbox 64 bit guest virtual machine. It constantly gives me problems. Boot ups, restarts, and shut downs constantly don't work properly or they take too long especially when there is an update that needs to be applied. This causes Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit to just sit there and do nothing more often than not. The other problem is that Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit is slow even on my brand new System76 Lemur Ultra laptop PC. Downloading, installing, applying updates takes the longest period of time and it often winds up in an unresponsive state. I have to forcibly turn off the guest virtual machine pretty often. Another major source of problems are the 0 day vulnerabilities and exploit attack vectors. Last month, it was the Microsoft XML vulnerability. This month, it is the Microsoft sidebar and gadgets vulnerability. Who knows what next month will bring? I do not want to re-install Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 from scratch at least every six months to keep it fresh and running in tip top shape either. In fact, I plan to use Ubuntu and LibreOffice Writer and Impress along with Google Chrome to do the majority of my academic and scholarly research work. I know that there will be times when I need to run Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 while I am living and studying on campus at Montclair State University, but I will try to minimize those occasions as much as possible.

Montclair State University has no official plans to offer help and support for Microsoft Windows 8 when it will be launched sometime in late October 2012 worldwide. So, I am stuck with Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit for the next three and a half years from today.

What tips and tricks should I make as habits to keep Windows 7 64 bit running in good shape?

I have Symantec Norton 360 version 6, Macecraft Software jv16 PowerTools 2012, ReviverSoft Driver Reviver 2.1, Piriform CCleaner, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Super Anti-Spyware Professional, WinPatrol Plus, QFX Software KeyScrambler Premium, VS Group Revo Uninstaller Professional, File Hippo, Secunia PSI version 3.0, and Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus 32 bit Service Pack 1 along with other software applications. I try to check for device driver updates once per week using ReviverSoft Driver Reviver 2.1. I run Piriform's CCleaner daily. I download updates for Symantec Norton 360 version 6, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and Super Anti-Spyware Professional every day. I try to do anti-malware deep scans on Sundays on a regular basis. I check FileHippo and Secunia PSI version 3.0 for third-party software updates daily. I run jv16 PowerTools 2012 at least once per day to check for registry errors and I fix them along with making backups of my registry.

What else should I be doing?

I also have Acronis TrueHome Image 2012 with the Plus Pack. I have not used it yet to make any disk images or data backups since I use CrashPlan+ home unlimited plan to backup my /home folder in Ubuntu. This includes my Oracle VM Virtualbox folder and files. I also make a copy of this folder to my Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 128 GB USB 3.0 thumb drive on Microsoft Patch Tuesdays every month to ensure that I have a known good copy of my Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit guest virtual machine.

It is a lot of work to keep Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit in good working order. Most of the time, I leave the guest virtual machine turned off during the week except on Sundays when I have to perform updates and maintenance.

How do you guys maintain your Microsoft Windows operating system? What tips and tricks do you do to keep it running in good shape so as to avoid having to re-install it every six months?

Ubuntu is so much easier and simpler. There are far fewer things that can go horribly wrong with Ubuntu especially if you stick pretty closely to the default settings and configuration. Ubuntu gives me a lot less stress and headaches now that I purchased my System76 Lemur Ultra laptop PC. Almost everything works right out of the box with little fuss. It also consumes far fewer hardware resources especially if you switch to XFCE or LXDE desktop environments.

I am thinking and I am hoping that I can get away with using Ubuntu at Montclair State University on a daily basis. I am in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and I am in the Graduate English Department. The Graduate Advisor told me that the university is pretty agnostic when it comes to hardware and software requirements for my degree program. The only exception is the Bradford Dissolvable Agent requirement.

How many Ubuntu Forums members here completed either an undergraduate or graduate degree using Ubuntu? How did you do it?

Finally, I think that I am going to stick with Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit Long Term Support. The System76 forums usually provide up to date version stickies to help customers upgrade to future Ubuntu versions. I have found that something will almost always break or fail to work properly when users perform an operating system upgrade to a newer version. My System76 Lemur Ultra has got to keep working similar to a production environment every single day. I have two years of warranty and technical support from System76, but I do not plan to utilize that service very often because I plan to stick with Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit LTS until April 2014. In the past, I have found Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit LTS to be quite stable and reliable, but Ubuntu 10.10, 11.04, and 11.10 64 bit had teething issues especially as Canonical transitioned to the Unity desktop environment and they made it the default choice. Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit was particularly slow and it had a couple of known issues for Ubuntu users that upgraded from 11.04 64 bit. I don't want to repeat all of that nonsense with future non LTS releases while I am living and studying on campus.

Montclair State University has a software library for its faculty, staff, and students. Once I get accepted and I am assigned my own NetID credentials, I will check it out. For the most part, I already purchased the Microsoft Windows 7 software applications that I will need for school work. The Graduate English Department does not explicitly require specific hardware or software requirements on their home page. I am hoping that I really won't need to use Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 that much at all.

Microsoft Windows and Office demand so many updates and high maintenance. I don't have the desire to do the work every single day nor do I have the time. I already diverted at least one week away from studying for my GRE just to focus on Windows and Office. Fortunately, I have over two and a half months to buckle down and really study hard for my GREs by September 30th, 2012. Most of my work is done by now.

I copied my original post from Ubuntu Forums. I am an Ubuntu user and I have a System76 Lemur Ultra laptop PC.

What do I need to do to maintain Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 beyond what I am already doing?

These are the software applications that I purchased to maintain and secure Windows 7:

Registry Cleaner, Optimize Windows with our System Utilities | Macecraft Software
Endpoint, Cloud, Mobile & Virtual Security Solutions | Symantec
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download
BillP Studios - WinPatrol 2012
SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis
QFX Software - Anti-Keylogging Software and More
Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall
ReviverSoft | Software and Tips to Make Your PC Run Like New
Piriform - Download CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva, Speccy - Millions of users worldwide!

I think that I have all of the bases covered, but I am looking for more tips and tricks to keep Windows 7 running in tip top condition so that I don't have to re-install it every six months.

What else should I consider doing?




Hey Folks!

First off... quick intro - I'm Sammy, nice to meet you all. Looks like a fantastic forum and I really hope you guys can help me out here.

So I've recently re-installed Windows 7 64-bit on my system and one of the first things I went to download was Google Chrome (IE and I have never gotten on and I've had bad experiences with Firefox). But now it seems even Chrome is turning on me.

My computer has had several BSOD incidents recently. However, it only seems to happen when I'm using Chrome. I'm not a massive browser abuser - I've know friends of mine to have something like 60+ tabs open at any one time on Chrome and it's not had a problem at all. But all I have to be doing is watching a video on Youtube and browsing the web and I suddenly get BSOD. In fact the only time I know one is coming is when the music I've got running suddenly dies on me.

In an attempt to fix it (on the advice of a friend) I disabled the hardware acceleration on things like Adobe Flash and that seemed to temporary resolve the issue. But I was halfway through posting this the first time and suddenly.... BSOD.

I'm even being super careful here and now by making sure I backup this post cause I've no way of telling when Chrome will suddenly think "ah screw it" and cause another BSOD on me.

Any help would be appreciated. I'll be honest I've no idea of how to submit a DMP file to this forum. But if needed I'm sure I could supply one.

Thanks in advance!

Sammy

P.S. I'm an idiot - should've read about the tool you guys had. Files from the Grab All are supplied HERE now :P

http://www.mediafire.com/?n4ixq2c229ajfa2




My current hardware is:

HP model m9040n with 3 GB memory, Intel Core 2 Quad CPU q6600 @ 2.40 GHz,

Widows Vista Home Premium, 32 bit OS

Purchased 5+/- years ago.

I usually spend several hours a day on the computer.

I play music thru iTunes on my computer and/or thru airport express, 100MGB of music, some video

I manage (Synch) 2 iphones and one iPad thru iTunes. icloud keeps photos and calendars synched and backed up.

Manage finance with Quicken for over 20 years and am frequently in/out of that system. I access about 6 online credit cards, and banks.

Turbotax in Dec- April timeframe.

I am doing a lot of genealogical research using Family Tree Maker. Part of my work is to scan ~1000 documents and another 1-2000 slides and pictures.

I have about 50,000 photos and scanned items using 100GB. Primarily processing thru Picasa but sometimes using Lightroom3

I typically have IE9 open with 6-8 tabs and Chrome open with the same number.

I use Norton Internet Security for web surfing, email and anti virus. I keep uptodate with Microsoft updates.

My "Documents" folder has about 25,000 docs and requires 20 GB of space.

I have about 400GB backed up continuously with Carbonite.

As I write this I have 118 active processes and am at 72% memory utilization.

I usually have 4-6 applications running with multiple browser windows open at the same time.

I use Microsoft office 2003 (excell, word and powerpoint)

I use Google desktop to index and find stuff.

Internet connection (ATT U-Verse) timed by PCPitstop is 11.44 gbs down and 1.46 gbs up. Seems adequate to me.

I only reboot when some thing locks up ~ once a week, or performance is extremely slow, or MS updates does it for me. I frequently have to kill programs the are "non-Responsive" (after waiting 5- 10 minutes usually).

So, why am I looking at new computers?

I like the convenience of being able to switch applications on a moments notice. This has been increasingly problematic. Full shutdown and restart is on the order of 10-15 minutes to get things settled down ( cpu and I/O quiesce to minimal loads.) Switching apps can put me into a state that I have to walk away and comeback 5-10 minutes later and hope they sorted things out.

What size desktop computer and operating system would you recommend. I definitely want to go to 64 bit windows 7, which version., I think 8-12 GB ram and some multicore chipset. (Intel i5?) My hope is that with 64 bit OS, lots of ram, I can work in an uninterrupted fashion, switching around between apps, add running 2-3 things in the background at the same time. I want multiple USB 3.0 ports native and will probably still have a powered hub for less frequently used devices. I would like to get 5-10 years out of this purchase.

I would welcome your advice, especially anything I may be overlooking in security and system performance.




Frequently Asked Questions for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Where do I download and get a license key for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

Official US English Page @ Microsoft:

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

What is the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is a beta build of Microsoft Windows 8. The build is 8250 and identifiable as version 6.2 of Microsoft Windows. It is an upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7, and is expected to reach a commercial release during the final months of 2012. This release follows a number of leaked builds since 2011, as well as an official Windows 8 Developer Preview that was released in September 2011.

How can I identify this version?

The build string is 8250.winmain_win8beta.120217-1520
The build lab string for 64-bit is 8250.0.amd64fre.winmain_win8beta.120217-1520

.ISO Verification for Windows 8 Consumer Preview English x64 (64-bit)

Filename: Windows8-ConsumerPreview-64bit-English.iso
Size: 3.33 GB (3,583,707,136 bytes)
CRC32: B88B61A2
MD5: CDA63E335FB9AF5354C63441F5AA5169
SHA-1: 1288519C5035BCAC83CBFA23A33038CCF5522749

English SHA1 hash for x32 (32-bit): E91ED665B01A46F4344C36D9D88C8BF78E9A1B39

Other valid SHA1 hashes for localized languages (64-bit and 32-bit):

Chinese:

DF69B851F9A81DECBB16648CC452461894416EB0
E29A2072745A48C14A1C2E5A61F5230841BEDB45

French

A9358E6799ABEEF29EDBA054AD34849C02C7F51F
2EF8013B9F50B93AEAC8068F4827E2C1DC0DC0B1

German:

DB1003A47C266697B3832BE2A23319988EE34495
91075AEA665C5D6F42A24714B3A3390762C94457

Japanese:

A8F0DB12CAECEA0BE8B27EA124F2234212D9103A
C8A322ED86058086207CAAECD46B4DDACF9E247A

To make sure the SHA1 hash is correct for the .ISO image you download, verify using HashCalc or HashTab:

http://implbits.com/HashTab/HashTabWindows.aspx

Hash Calculator to Get, Compute and Calculate MD5 and SHA1 File Checksum or Hash Value My Digital Life

What are the requirements to run the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?
According to Microsoft, "Windows 8 Consumer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7":

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher

To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch

To access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768

To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768

How do I perform a "clean install" of Microsoft Windows (not an upgrade from Windows 7)?

Microsoft is now providing a product key directly from the download the .ISO image file from the link found off that page (previously you had to run the upgrade installer first to get a random key):

Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO formats

Burn the .ISO file to DVD using the official instructions listed on that page.

Universal product key is now listed as DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J for testing.

How do I get a working Start Menu in Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

Unfortunately, this seems to be a looming question, as the traditional Start Menu and Start Orb have been deprecated in favor of the touch screen friendly Metro UI (User Interface). LifeHacker in Australia recommends using a third party app to bring back the Start Menu:

Get The Start Menu Back In Windows 8 | Lifehacker Australia

One of our members, Ted Myers, recommends:

http://windows8forums.com/windows-8-...r-desktop.html

There is also a recommendation from our friends at EightForums shown in the above thread. Feel free to contribute your solutions and thoughts.

Can I use the Windows 8 Consumer Preview forever?

No. There is an expiration date set for January 15, 2013. This is also known in software development terms as a “time bomb”. After this date, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview will cease to function. The only way this will change is if Microsoft extends the preview duration.

Should I run the Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a production environment?

No! If you have any sensitive data that you would risk losing by running beta software, you should not run an unfinished operating system.

Is Windows 8 Consumer Preview “feature complete”?

This is a more difficult question. It does not appear that Windows 8 Consumer Preview is feature complete. When we use terminology to discuss software that is in development, we often use “bugs” and features”. Bugs, of course, being problems and issues with the operating system, and “features” being new stuff added to the operating system that can be used. Because Windows 8 is in a beta stage, many of the core features have likely been added. However, because of the unpredictable and secret nature surrounding the development of Windows 8, new features will likely appear in the final build. Under no circumstances could we assume that the operating system is aesthetically complete, and many features existing in the core operating system are almost definitely to be overhauled before release.

What is the point of running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

Running the Consumer Preview allows both yourself and millions of people around the world, to test the next version of Microsoft Windows 8 before it is ready for use in businesses and homes. Windows 8 appears to be a unified platform for personal computers, workstations, smart phones, and touch pads.

Where is the ARM-based version of Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

Windows 8 for ARM processors does not appear to be available for public use at this time. In fact, there is some evidence that it may be released separately from the retail and OEM versions of Windows 8. In all likelihood, the ARM-compatible version of Windows 8 that you will find on smart devices and touch pads will be sent to manufacturers for testing, and not necessarily public consumers. For those of you who do not know, ARM processors now power many miniaturized computing devices like smart phones and certain netbooks. It is different processor architecture.

What is the benefit of unifying Windows 8 and putting it on phones, pads, and other mobile devices?

The most obvious benefit, from a user perspective, is that you would potentially be able to run essentially any Windows-compatible applications on these devices, provided that you had strong enough hardware. This could include DirectX-powered games or software applications like Microsoft Word. This would require a consolidation of architecture or development of applications for both architectures at present time. The other obvious, and major advantage, would be Windows Live integration and a more cloud connected experience. There are likely to be some disadvantages to be discussed.

What happens now that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is released?

There are several things that could happen between now and the end of the year. Although it currently seems unlikely, it is very possible that Microsoft may elect to publish one or more Release Candidate (RC) versions of the operating system. Release candidates are typically feature complete, and are usually made public for bug squashing and feedback. All sorts of factors could become involved and we do not know if that will happen. If it does not happen, Windows 8 will simply be released-to-manufacturers (RTM) as OEM software, and then retail in public stores once development is finished.

Can I upgrade from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to the final version of Windows 8?

While it *may* become technically possible to do this, no information technology professional will ever recommend that you do it. It is the same reason that no one really recommends that you upgrade Windows XP to Windows Vista to Windows 7 simply to install Windows 7. It is simply not advisable to even plan on doing this due to the nature in which software is developed. Any remnants left behind from the Consumer Preview would, in theory, at the least, use up unnecessary hard disk space, and at most, create the conditions for failure.

I am having problems with Internet Explorer 10. What do I do?

IE 10 is not done yet. Time to download Google Chrome or Firefox. You can also try to switch out of the Metro UI mode and use Compatibility View, but don't hold a candle waiting for this to work at this stage.

How can I report problems or feedback that I find with Windows 8 Consumer Preview to Microsoft Corporation?

Microsoft will check their official forums for user generated feedback, but hopefully they will check sites like Windows8Forums.com, EightForums.com, WinBeta.org, and the hundreds of other high quality websites that make up the larger Windows Community of users, paying customers, and enthusiasts. Microsoft created an entire worldwide industry and network for people to become accredited and certified to manage and use their hardware and software, and that industry responds. Very effectively. If you don't like something about Windows 8, you should probably go let them know now.

You can also use these forums to discuss, sound off, and talk about Windows 8. Just remember that we are not owned or operated by Microsoft Corporation. Our Terms of Service and Usage Guidelines may allow for you to discuss issues more candidly, and one of our main goals is to remain unbiased and allow for free speech. This does not mean that this website is better or worse than the official Microsoft forums, it simply means that we exist as a service that you can use.

I have more questions that have not been answered in this FAQ. Is there an official FAQ somewhere?

Yes. Windows 8 Consumer Preview: frequently asked questions

The official Windows 8 Consumer Preview FAQ will help you with some more specific questions and answers.

Please feel free to contribute to this thread at your leisure.




Hello,

I am running Windows 7 x64 Home Premium alongside Linux.

Recently I have experienced many BSODs in Windows. Chrome began rendering pages incorrectly at the same time that the BSODs seemed to begin. Speccy also does not correctly identify the NVidia GeForce 310M card (it displays "Invalid Vendor ID"). Linux does not seem to be affected.

I have attached the minidumps and requested information. Please let me know if I missed anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Gavin Attached Files bsodInformation.rar (2.40 MB, 22 views) Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
Operating System MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Computer Type Samsung QX410
OS Service Pack SP1
CPU Type and Speed Intel Core i5 460M @ 2.53GHz
CPU Load Temp 40 C
Motherboard Chipset SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. QX310/QX410/QX510/SF310/SF410/SF510 (CPU 1)
System Memory Type 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20)
System Memory Speed 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20)
System Memory Clocking 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20)
Video Card Type and Speed NVidia GeForce 310M
Computer Skill Level Average Ability
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Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 1,946 Re: Frequent Bad Pool Header and Page Fault in Nonpaged Area BSODs Hi Gavin,

Just see if any of this is relevant to you:

1. This may seem random, but might be worth a shot... I think this problem often occurs because of registry errors with the fonts... This solution fixes that. If you browse to windows/fonts and immediately get a blue screen, then the fonts are your problem.
2. First try going to Control Panel > Fonts > Font settings (on left) > Restore default fonts.
3. If you can't access fonts in the control panel then try this... In explorer go here:
CWindowsFonts
4. Then hit Ctrl+A to select all the fonts.
5. Once they're all selected right click and select "Install".
6. When the dialogue box pops up saying that "[such and such] font is already installed, would you like to reinstall it?" Click the box for "Do this for all current items" and hit "Yes".
7. Reboot and you should be good to go. BSOD 50 (win32k.sys) every few minutes in normal or safe mode




My java plug in is constantly crashing when i am playing games, in particular Runescape. It gives no error message. Sometimes the screen freezes, sometimes turns all black or all white. I have tried updating to the most current version, Java 6 update 17. I have tried using firefox, chrome, i.e.(32 and 64 bit), and even the standalone application. It makes no difference. The crashes become more frequent as I continue playing. (5 minutes when i start, then gets as bad as 30 sec.)
If I am playing in the standalone application, my browser frequently crashes along with the game.
75% of the time a refresh will fix this problem for a few minutes, but sometimes i need to restart the browser.

One other thing, in the bottom right corner of my taskbar, it will show multiple java icons running. If i hover over them with my mouse, all but one dissappears.

My specs are: Windows 7 professional 64 bit 6.01.7600. AMD dual core 3.0 processor, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT video card.




IE9 beta is very very promising. So much so that I'm using it as my default browser. I ran into one small problem. Embedded youtube videos will not show up on any sites other than Youtube's. I've tried adding Youtube, Google, etc to the 'trusted sites', but that hasn't solved the issue. I have a friend who runs IE8 with no modifications and can see embedded youtube videos just fine. Here's the site for comparison's sake: Shoryuken - Home

I did reinstall all of the flash players to the latest version. In fact, the embedded videos at the above site appears just fine in Chrome and Firefox. Normally, I don't post in forums for answers because I firmly believe that "Google is your friend." But after 3 hours of searching, I'm no close to an answer. I went on Microsoft's answer site, and only got generic responses of procedures I've already done.

Here's some details

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Browser: Internet Explorer 9 beta (32-bit/64-bit)
Adobe Flash Plugin v10.1.85.3 (32-bit) v10.2.161.23 (64-bit)

Any ideas? )




Background: I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit, with IE9.

Symptom: Internet access works fine with everything, except any program that seems to be tied to Internet Explorer. Programs such as command line utilities (Powershell, etc.), other browsers (Chrome, etc.), FTP, Usenet reader, Tweetdeck, Dropbox, etc. all work properly. However, IE9, desktop gadgets and a couple of other programs cannot access the internet. It is like a component in IE9 (such as a driver file, a service, registry setting, or something else) is missing or mis-configured.

This all started one day when I had shut the computer down. When I restarted it, the network interface was not working at all--I could not even ping the router. I ended up having to go to Device Manager, delete the network card, have Device Manager detect it again, and reinstall it. Everything on the network came up properly but, at that point, IE and everything else tied to it (like gadgets) were no longer working.

Here is what I've done so far...

1. Looked at ipconfig /all and everything looks good.

2. HijackThis showed nothing that I did not recognize; it did complain about some common missing files, but it turns out that these entries are caused by using 64-bit Windows.

3. In addition to Windows Defender, I also run Avast antivirus. I ran a full scan in both programs and nothing bad turned up. I also downloaded a couple of others (Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, etc.) and they did not find anything either. The only oddity is that in Avast, it complains that it cannot start the Web Shield protection, and I've even uninstalled and reinstalled Avast.

3A. I also disabled Avast, and also tried the computer with Avast uninstalled. No difference.

4. IE is not set to offline mode. (That's a common issue I've found. )

5. Ran the System File Checker--all files check out OK.

6. Looked at the Event Viewer immediately after trying to use IE, but no errors are thrown. (Unless I need to set Event Viewer to log additional events.)

7. I did a full reset of IE9, per Microsoft's instructions.

8. Just about all Windows updates have been applied, except for the past month or so that I've had this problem--I did not want to make things worse. (They are downloaded but NOT installed, in other words.)

9. I also reset Winsock using netsh winsock reset.

10. I disabled the Windows Firewall in case a corrupted entry was in the table; no luck. I do not run any other firewalls. The router has a firewall, but that has been in place for almost a year.

11. As for other things I've done, I have looked through the Local Security Policy, running services, etc., and don't really see anything out of the ordinary.

I did try this at one other Windows forum, but when I made one mention of checking registry settings, I got "talked down to". I am more of an advanced user, so I prefer to work via command line, policy settings, etc. rather than mess around with "for dummies" fixes like the other site was pushing me toward.

I have seen other complaints about this same problem, but have read through them all and none of the fixes applied, or some never were resolved.

It's a minor problem for me (I rarely use IE), but still, I'd like to have it working.

Thanks!


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