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Windows 7: svchost.exe (Local Service) eating my RAM!

02 Nov 2015   #31
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrDuck View Post
I think I fixed it. It is necessary to use either Windows PE4 or Windows PE5 to get USB3 support. The boot process is awful, though, with just a blank screen for several minutes before the OS shows a glimmer of life, whereas PE3 gives you clear feedback from the outset.

Any comments?
I forgot about that. USB3 wasn't around much when PE3 was developed. I use PE5 and it gives a Windows 8.1 style boot but you don't get the PE3 style loading bar.


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02 Nov 2015   #32
MrDuck

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the idea but now you've encouraged me to use MR I'm going to use it for backups of all my machines, and total hard disc failure is my main concern. I'm going to try MR on the Vostro tomorrow (I presume I have to make another recovery disc) and if that goes well I shall be in a position wind IE10 back in the hope it will solve my original problems.

The MR forum has several issues around USB3 drives so I am not alone...
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02 Nov 2015   #33
kado897

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You may not need another recovery disk. Try the one you have first.
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03 Nov 2015   #34
MrDuck

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

As my machines are AMD and Intel respectively, and I saw MR pulling in AMD USB3 drivers I think I will play safe.

So far I am very impressed with Macrium Reflect and most grateful for the recommendation. As I use Seagate discs I had also looked at using Acronis True Image, which come for free with Seagate Disc Wizard, but MR seems more functional and easier use.
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03 Nov 2015   #35
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrDuck View Post
As my machines are AMD and Intel respectively, and I saw MR pulling in AMD USB3 drivers I think I will play safe.

So far I am very impressed with Macrium Reflect and most grateful for the recommendation. As I use Seagate discs I had also looked at using Acronis True Image, which come for free with Seagate Disc Wizard, but MR seems more functional and easier use.
I've been using MR since 2011 (version 4) and have restored my system several times. I bought the paid version as originally it had a lot more features. The free version is now much more capable.
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03 Nov 2015   #36
MrDuck

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Just when things were going so well MR failed to produce Rescue Discs on my Vostro. The files are generated correctly but the software seemed unable to drive my optical drive correctly and it locked up variously at 14%, 8% and 'writing leadout' necessitating a forced power off to recover the situation. In the end I used MR to create an iso file and then successfully made a CD of this using the Burn facility in Windows Explorer, and by using Nero Express. Both worked perfectly so I don't understand what the problem is with MR.
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03 Nov 2015   #37
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrDuck View Post
Just when things were going so well MR failed to produce Rescue Discs on my Vostro. The files are generated correctly but the software seemed unable to drive my optical drive correctly and it locked up variously at 14%, 8% and 'writing leadout' necessitating a forced power off to recover the situation. In the end I used MR to create an iso file and then successfully made a CD of this using the Burn facility in Windows Explorer, and by using Nero Express. Both worked perfectly so I don't understand what the problem is with MR.
I find that CDs are in general a bit iffy and prefer to use a usb. MR will create a bootable USB or you can create an ISo and use Rufus to create the USB drive.https://rufus.akeo.ie/
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04 Nov 2015   #38
MrDuck

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I agree with the use of USB sticks but unfortunately I am a bit short of those right now but have dozens of CDs! I will order some more shortly. The really annoying thing about the MR problem is that it is know to the company (see various forum posts) but they have done nothing about it. EVERY time I tried to make a CD using MR the drive locked up running at full speed and the only means of exit was to pull the power - a most undesirable thing to do on a complex operating system. Unfortunately my Dell has an extra flap over the front of the CD writer that prevents access other than by software so I can't even use the paperclip trick to release it. I intend to report my findings on the MR forum as my machine is a far from a DIY lash up as you can get.
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04 Nov 2015   #39
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrDuck View Post
I agree with the use of USB sticks but unfortunately I am a bit short of those right now but have dozens of CDs! I will order some more shortly. The really annoying thing about the MR problem is that it is know to the company (see various forum posts) but they have done nothing about it. EVERY time I tried to make a CD using MR the drive locked up running at full speed and the only means of exit was to pull the power - a most undesirable thing to do on a complex operating system. Unfortunately my Dell has an extra flap over the front of the CD writer that prevents access other than by software so I can't even use the paperclip trick to release it. I intend to report my findings on the MR forum as my machine is a far from a DIY lash up as you can get.
That's one of the problems with MR. Unless you have a paid version and can raise a bug they tend to ignore you.
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04 Nov 2015   #40
MrDuck

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

More nightmares today (not helped by my having flu!).

As MR built in CD burning software doesn't work on my Dell I created a .iso rescue image and then followed the published MR instructions to burn this to CD using both Nero Express and Windows Explorer burning tools. But neither tool creates a bootable CD!!! I just have a WPB full of coasters. I tried using Nero Burning ROM to make a bootable CD but this demands a .ima file, not a .iso one! Or alternatively to pull in a Nero boot loader. Windows Explorer is a waste of space.

As a fall back I burnt a rescue USB stick and this works fine. Is there anything more I can do to fix my CD problem?
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