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Windows 7: Creeping Loss of OS Services

07 Apr 2011   #1
Pooua

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 
Creeping Loss of OS Services

I built my new computer in February 2011, while keeping my old computer for Web browsing. My new computer is not connected to the Internet unless I unplug the cable from my old computer and move it to my new computer. So, I don't get very many updates on my new computer.

I managed to network my old and new computers together by setting the IP addresses and subnet masks on unused networking ports. This worked for a few days, then, day by day, the computers stopped seeing more and more of each others folders, until they simply stopped talking to each other completely.

I get occasional messages that USB ports have malfunctioned. I got a message a few days ago saying that my motherboard's hard drive driver failed to load. Another message informed me that a power surge had taken place on a USB port for a device that was not turned on.

I mostly use my new computer to edit photos in Adobe Photoshop CS4 64-bit. I discovered last night that if I create a new layer and use smart blur on it, Photoshop will lock up if I attempt to load another photo at any time before I close the current photo. I suspect this is an OS issue.

Edit: I forgot to mention that Alt-F4 often does not do anything when I attempt to close applications. I have to click on the "X" or go through the menu.

Does anyone have any suggestions for closing out these issues?

Thank you


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09 Apr 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pooua View Post
I built my new computer in February 2011, while keeping my old computer for Web browsing. My new computer is not connected to the Internet unless I unplug the cable from my old computer and move it to my new computer. So, I don't get very many updates on my new computer.

I managed to network my old and new computers together by setting the IP addresses and subnet masks on unused networking ports. This worked for a few days, then, day by day, the computers stopped seeing more and more of each others folders, until they simply stopped talking to each other completely.

I get occasional messages that USB ports have malfunctioned. I got a message a few days ago saying that my motherboard's hard drive driver failed to load. Another message informed me that a power surge had taken place on a USB port for a device that was not turned on.

I mostly use my new computer to edit photos in Adobe Photoshop CS4 64-bit. I discovered last night that if I create a new layer and use smart blur on it, Photoshop will lock up if I attempt to load another photo at any time before I close the current photo. I suspect this is an OS issue.

Edit: I forgot to mention that Alt-F4 often does not do anything when I attempt to close applications. I have to click on the "X" or go through the menu.

Does anyone have any suggestions for closing out these issues?

Thank you

Does it do the same thing in safe mode? (F8)

Is there any mention of the problem in event viewer?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.



Please run a system file check to verify and repair your system files.

Run a system file check to verify and repair your system files.
To do this type cmd in search, then right click to run as administrator, then
SFC /SCANNOW

Read here for more information SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know the results from the report at the end.



Ken
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