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Windows 7: How Windows 7 Deals With Crashed Applications

26 Dec 2008   #1
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 
How Windows 7 Deals With Crashed Applications

How Windows 7 Deals With Crashed Applications
December 26th, 2008

Windows 7 offers an interesting new option when a software program becomes unresponsive. Windows 7 offers to try to cancel the non-responsive command of a process instead of just killing the process or offering to restart the application.

The user can continue working with the application if the cancellation of the non-responsive command is successful. This essentially means that the chance of loosing data is slim to none one a successful cancellation.

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The success rate of this new method is not known currently but it did work quite well during tests. This is definitely the better - and safer - option than to simply kill the application or restart it. Both methods that have been used in previous Windows versions usually meant that some data would be lost in the process.

http://windows7news.com/2008/12/26/h...-applications/




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26 Dec 2008   #2
DiamondNRG

 

I have never seen that yet. When did they add it and it probably only works on like 2 programs!
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26 Dec 2008   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NormCameron View Post
How Windows 7 Deals With Crashed Applications
December 26th, 2008

Windows 7 offers an interesting new option when a software program becomes unresponsive. Windows 7 offers to try to cancel the non-responsive command of a process instead of just killing the process or offering to restart the application.

The user can continue working with the application if the cancellation of the non-responsive command is successful. This essentially means that the chance of loosing data is slim to none one a successful cancellation.

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windows7 non responsive processes

The success rate of this new method is not known currently but it did work quite well during tests. This is definitely the better - and safer - option than to simply kill the application or restart it. Both methods that have been used in previous Windows versions usually meant that some data would be lost in the process.

http://windows7news.com/2008/12/26/h...-applications/

That would be very useful. Pretty cool Norm.
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26 Dec 2008   #4
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

most likely on the beta...
or the branches such as 7004 seen
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27 Dec 2008   #5
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

That is handy.....

skype seems to be an offender for me at the minute..... i cannot keep it running in 6936 now, it just whites out after 20 secs, but it has allowed me to continue my call when it fails, even though i cant access the app........


there is a real need for this with the pre-beta's, i predict very few crashes with the finished product, if these builds are anything to go buy!!




SK
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27 Dec 2008   #6
DiamondNRG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
That is handy.....

skype seems to be an offender for me at the minute..... i cannot keep it running in 6936 now, it just whites out after 20 secs, but it has allowed me to continue my call when it fails, even though i cant access the app........


there is a real need for this with the pre-beta's, i predict very few crashes with the finished product, if these builds are anything to go buy!!




SK
That is a known problem with Skype. You have to use the new Beta version, which runs fine on Windows 7.
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27 Dec 2008   #7
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG View Post
That is a known problem with Skype. You have to use the new Beta version, which runs fine on Windows 7.
lol....that is the BETA version, it just fails whenever i try to adjust ANY setting & whites out (while in call)

i stopped using it on W7 but its not much better on vista.....



SK
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27 Dec 2008   #8
DiamondNRG

 

Um I had that exact same problem and installed Beta2 (I think that is what it was) and it works fine. Checked, its version 4.0.0.169
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27 Dec 2008   #9
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG View Post
Um I had that exact same problem and installed Beta2 (I think that is what it was) and it works fine. Checked, its version 4.0.0.169
cheers...... off i trot to find skype BETA 2




SK
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27 Dec 2008   #10
DiamondNRG

 

Actually it looks like Beta 3 is out...

4.0.61.176 installed and running fine.
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