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Windows 7: Windows 7 'Incredibly Stable,' Intel Expert Says

24 Jan 2009   #21
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If that is the case then why are there endless pages about Windows 7 crashing? It's far from being stable in my opinion. I've had crashes moving files throught the network or just attempting to download something, so have many many others.

I think the guy from Intel needs to have his Windows 7 up and running for a week non stop before he decides if it's truely stable or not. It's no where near as stable for me as Vista is.

I have no doubt that Microsoft will work out these problems though.
Post some of your crash dumps and and I'm sure that I (or one of the other fine engineers here) can narrow down the cause of your issue. To me it sounds like we need to find you a new network adapter driver.


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25 Jan 2009   #22
rabihfiras

Windows7
 
 

Even A beta Version win7 Seem to be Stable & Great OS.
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25 Jan 2009   #23
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I have no doubts that Windows 7 is stable on most systems guys.

So I dug further into my BSOD problem determined to find the cause. This system was compltely stable on my other partition using Vista 64 with no BSOD's ever so this instability with Windows 7 was confusing for me. My system uses some very high end hardware and is also overclocked. It's over 12 hours Prime stable also. You can see in my system specs.

I was getting most of my BSOD's when moving network files around, others were caused from just downloading large files and others were when playing Crysis games. Other times when just watching movies. Even had some random BSOD's just sitting at the desktop. And it also crashed when doing the Windows Experience Index test.

I was stumped on this because I was completely stable on Vista.

The problem seemed to be occuring when ever my Ram or hardrive was stressed. So I took the overclockers approach since my system is overclocked. I upped the MCP,FSB and Ram voltage a bit thinking there is some instability due to low voltage in those areas.

That was 36 hours ago, not one BSOD since,I was easily getting 10 a day before. And I've purposly have been doing things that would normally crash my computer. Watching two HD movies at the same time,moving 20GB files back and forth over the network,downloading large files, over and over again just to see if I can find the weakness.

It would seem that Windows 7 not only moves files faster than Vista but by doing so also puts more stress on the Memory controller and the harddrives. At least this seems to be the case for me. I've also read of problems moving files around with Windows 7 so maybe that is part of the problem.

In any event it appears that I may have fixed this problem, I will know for sure in a few days. I will play Crysis today and see how it does. But moving files,watching movies even two at once and downloading are stable for me once again.
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25 Jan 2009   #24
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

chev65,
Great news, glad you found a solution.
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25 Jan 2009   #25
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
chev65,
Great news, glad you found a solution.
I really like this Op system so I was determined to find and fix the problem.

Luckily all you guys with stable running systems spoke up which pushed me to find a solution. Seeing as how most of you guys were having good stability I concluded that the problem must be with my system somehow. But since I was completely stable using Vista I was confused about what the solution might be.

I think once we have drivers that are written exclusivly for Windows 7 things will get even better for everyone.
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25 Jan 2009   #26
spider

Windows 7 beta
 
 

It is stable and it also a bit lighter it seems, even though it reports a worse rating than Vista does, it seems quicker.

It appears that the developers of W7 looked seriously at the complaints Vista users were making and addressed those issues.
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25 Jan 2009   #27
d0od

Windows 7 x64 & Ubuntu 9.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Lucky you, wish I could say the same. The antivirus crashes alone account for most of them but I never installed any of those. Many complaints about crashing from moving files around also. Hopefully it all gets fixed soon with updates.
I have to agree, unfortunately. I've had several BSOD's - mainly when using/moving files on other partitions (NTFS).

I've submitted reports et al so hopefully it'll sort itself.

i can almost induce a BSOD by using a display picture in WLM from a different partitions. Give it 10 mins and then BAM! It crashes.

Also, if i download a torrent, and then when I'm in Ubuntu continue the torrent, when i next resume in Windows it takes around 5 mins to BSOD on me.

The BSOD restart the system within sections, but the "gist" i get is a paging error.
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25 Jan 2009   #28
Somename

Windows 7
 
 

I crashed it 3 times ..
1st Media Player and Visual Studio was on my laptop just shutdown
next 2 on booting i don't now why but only shut down
but i don't see BOSD(Blue screen errors) it's stable but i don't like runtime and all
example:
i run visual studio debug the application and first windows 7 close the application he not give Visual Studio time to show what is the error on debug
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25 Jan 2009   #29
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Hi chev65

Glad you got that fixed friend!
As with any Beta, there will be issues for sure, but many aren't related exclusively to what the OS is doing. Many are user caused (although not many will admit to that.. ) or poorly written applications and unstable hardware. The possibilities are limitless really and it can be a nightmare trying to find out what the real cause is sometimes, but AFAIC W7 is a really polished piece of work for a Beta product...this thing has real potential!

@Somename - with the debugger turned on, it should be creating a log file you can find that info in. Either in VStudio directory(s) or maybe the CBS log, C:\Windows\Logs\CBS. Try searching for .log files if you can't find it.
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27 Jan 2009   #30
Dragonfly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

I had intermittent problems with a Linksys WUSB300N wireless network adapter in which I completely lost all USB ports about every 6 to 8 hours (although Device Manager showed them all working ok), followed by a stall at Shutdown and eventually a DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE blue screen. The only way I could reboot was to pull the power plug for a few seconds. I replaced with a WUSB600N adapter, and the box has been solid now for 48 hours.

The 300N worked fine in Vista Ultimate x86. No big deal, as I had the replacement 600N on hand.
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