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Windows 7: Why so many crashes with Win7 x64?????

30 Mar 2011   #1
metania

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Why so many crashes with Win7 x64?????

The internet and help forums are LITTERED left and right with people having problems with Win7 x64 crashing. Is this OS that fickle? Will Microsoft ever get the kinks out of 64-bit Windows?I long for the stability and reliability of XP Pro!!!!!!!

Seriously, though, any insight into this would be great.


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30 Mar 2011   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I've been using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 for 15 months now and never had a crash....ever.

I'm guessing you want some help with your crashes?

Regards,
Golden
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30 Mar 2011   #3
jimbo45

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metania View Post
The internet and help forums are LITTERED left and right with people having problems with Win7 x64 crashing. Is this OS that fickle? Will Microsoft ever get the kinks out of 64-bit Windows?I long for the stability and reliability of XP Pro!!!!!!!

Seriously, though, any insight into this would be great.

Please don't take this wrongly but you can't believe all you read on the Internet.

There are literally MILLIONS of w7 x-64 installations in daily use that NEVER crash.

XP in its early days was definitely a "bit of a dog" too.

Most crashes are caused by

1) Bad user operation == fiddling around with registry or other hacks or changing control panel settings without knowing what is really being changed

2) Mal / spy/ other Bad ware that gets installed when people download stuff from torrent / warez sites / other dubious sources.

3) Poorly written application software that doesn't confirm to Windows requirements

4) Programs attempting to bypass standard Windows API and addres hardware directly - these days the overhead of using the API compared with addressing the hardware directly is very small and on modern machines with fast processors and specilaized graphics / chipsets.

I've run W7 X-64 on a LOT of machines and the only crash I had was when an old (and I mean REALLY old Analog only) TV tuner card screwed up something.

Cheers

jimbo
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30 Mar 2011   #4
metania

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Wow, Golden, I'm envious. I've been dealing with various crashes from the very start, since November. I've reinstalled, clean reinstalled, updated some drivers and BIOS, disabled fax modem and wireless card drivers (don't use), run all kinds of hardware tests (no problems on Linux, same machine), don't overclock, don't mess with registry, etc. etc. etc. Just running basic applications like browsers, comodo firewall, revo uninstaller, whatever I had on XP before.

I've been trying to get some help for a while now (see previous threads) but none of the solutions proposed has helped. I just wish I knew what to do to fix this without having to try XP Pro.

Jimbo, as far as I can tell, I don't think I have any of the issues you listed. I've even gotten crashes when reinstalling OS with factory.wim image, no other additions or modifications. I appreciate your insights though. Thanks!
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30 Mar 2011   #5
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It sounds like it may be some kind of a hardware issue. I was having multiple crashes I could not explain or fix too. I ended up with a new mobo and CPU and I've not had a problem since.

I'm sure you've run Memtest Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and tried other programs to help you chase down your problems.

Good luck.
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30 Mar 2011   #6
metania

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks WartHog. Yes, I've run all those kinds of tests-several times. Does the fact that I have no crashes whatsoever in the same machine with Linux on 2nd hdd indicate it's likely not something like the mobo or cpu (unless the Win7 hdd is to blame)?
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30 Mar 2011   #7
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried swapping your HDDs?
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30 Mar 2011   #8
cheeser

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Windows 7, 64 bit constantly crashes. I get a WksSb.exe - System Error which reads, "WkWbl.dll is missing..."
Any ideas on how to fix this?
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30 Mar 2011   #9
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeser View Post
Windows 7, 64 bit constantly crashes. I get a WksSb.exe - System Error which reads, "WkWbl.dll is missing..."
Any ideas on how to fix this?
Greetings Cheeser and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm afraid I can't help you. Sorry. You may try posting up your problem in this section: Crashes and Debugging - Windows 7 Forums Good luck.
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30 Mar 2011   #10
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metania View Post
The internet and help forums are LITTERED left and right with people having problems with Win7 x64 crashing. Is this OS that fickle? Will Microsoft ever get the kinks out of 64-bit Windows?I long for the stability and reliability of XP Pro!!!!!!!

Seriously, though, any insight into this would be great.
Firstly, let me qualify this by saying that I am a 64-bit user, and have been since Vista first came out.

I can honestly say I am happy, 64-bit computing is really coming into it's own, and I personally look forward to the day when people actually start writing 64 bit versions of their program, rather than the situation as it is now, when they don't bother becaue "32 bit works just as well on a 64 bit system" Although I will be the first to admit, I had no end of problems with 64 Bit Vista at first, but that wasn't down to the OS, it was down to lazy hardware manufacturors, who couldn't be bothered to get off their a**es and write 64 bit drivers.

The thing you have to remember, is that generally, Human Being's are moaners. Very rarely do we take the time to say that everything is great. Browsing the internet, and in particular support forums, can lead you to have a very disjointed view. The very nature of these places is that people only post when they have a problem. Millions of users, who never have a problem just don't bother. You never hear from them, and why? Simply because they have no need for a support forum, because they don't need support.
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