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Windows 7: File locking problem.

31 Jan 2012   #11
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Please try the Intel update utility:

Intel® Driver Update Utility

You have two gpus for your notebook?


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31 Jan 2012   #12
JimLewandowski

 
 

We could always take a stab and run a lock (Kernel) trace and see if that magical trace output can shed any light.
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31 Jan 2012   #13
OliStabilize

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

I have switch able GPU's in the laptop.

3rd time lucky with the install it seems, I've just reinstalled my AV and the problem has reappeared. So looks like my AV was causing the problem after all.

NOD32 Anti-Virus 5.

I'm not sure if others are having any issues but I couldn't find anything else about it.

Thanks for all your help, I'm sorry it didn't turn out to be more complicated.

Oli
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31 Jan 2012   #14
JimLewandowski

 
 

The correct answer was Microsoft Security Essentials.
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31 Jan 2012   #15
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

always +1 for mse
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01 Feb 2012   #16
OliStabilize

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

hehe

Cheers guys
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01 Feb 2012   #17
OliStabilize

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Well looks like my issue is back.

It really does seem to be haunting me.

Going to have to reinstall windows again and pay more attention inbetween software installs.

What was the kernel trace idea? Wouldn't mind giving that a shot.

Thanks
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01 Feb 2012   #18
OliStabilize

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Well it seems the problem has appeared again after another fresh install.

It seemed to appear after a touchpad driver install, Synaptics jobby or a certain amount of restarts (there's a fair few going through each driver).

Removing the driver does not seem to fix it.

Any of suggestions?

Thanks
Oli
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01 Feb 2012   #19
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well sadly in this case maybe it's an "issue" with the hard drive controller or driver or possibly the harddrive BIOS itself? May be a long shot but... if it's a problem on a completely stock (but updated) windows install...

You can try switching from IDE to AHCI mode or visa versa, that loads an entirely different driver. Or, if the SATA chipset is an intel chipset you can try installing the intel "iastore" driver instead of the microsoft driver... and then there is updating the BIOS on your harddrive which may be a touch scary (Though people do it al lthe time with no trouble generally).
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01 Feb 2012   #20
OliStabilize

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

I was seriously contemplating it being a hardware related issue. I have installed the Intel iastore driver with no different results before and after.

Unfortunately Sony don't like people having the freedom to mess about with things in there bios's pretty much locked down with the most advanced option being able to toggle virtualisation (Yeah.. Thanks Sony).

I havn't looked into firmware upgrades for the hard drive. But this being a customized laptop from Sony its hard to actually find anything about it (Doesn't even exist on there 'Register your product page').. Again Thanks Sony ..

I never had this problem on the oem windows that came with it, at least not that I can remember anyway.

I would phone support and query it but past dealings has had them asking me 'if it is definitely plugged in?' (No really) and when I asked about sata 6gb support prior to purchasing they were adamant that it fully support 6mb drives.

Plus it costs loads to phone them ¬¬.

Again thanks for all your help, I will keep plodding on and tinkering.
Oli
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